A macabre sobriquet for Jani Adams, a nurse in Nevada who was falsely accused of killing patients on her service and running a “book-making” operation, allegedly placing odds–and bets on a patient’s potential for survival.
The patient around whom the accusations hovered was an elderly man dying of the complications of alcoholic cirrhosis; none of the allegations were verified, the nurse was exonerated and the sobriquet was considered an example of news media malpractice
Reference Nursing People magazine June 23, 1980 Vol. 13 No. 25
A popular name for a long-stemmed poisonous white mushroom which may be ingested by those foraging in forests for food.
Clinical findings Symptoms range from minimal to death and include severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, gastrointestinal bleeding, renal failure.
Synonyms Amanita ocreata, A virosa, destroying angel