Have another cup of antifreeze, honey?

Hijinks in the Houston oncology community:

*"Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, the cancer doctor accused of poisoning the coffee of a colleague, was indicted Thursday on a felony charge of aggravated assault by a Harris County Grand Jury.

A breast cancer oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Gonzalez-Angulo was charged in late May with poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein, a specialist in lung and head and neck cancers at the institution.

According to the initial complaint, the pair were in “a casual sexual relationship” when Gonzalez-Angulo gave Blumenschein not just one cup of poisoned coffee, but two.

Sixteen hours later he was taken to an emergency center, where he was found to have central nervous system depression, cardiopulmonary complications and renal failure. He subsequently had to undergo dialysis."*

Must be the talk of M.D. Anderson.

What’s puzzing - isn’t all commonly sold antifreeze now supposed to have a bittering agent added, to (among other things) prevent accidental ingestion by pets?

Yes, but it hasn’t been terribly effective. I wouldn’t expect it to be terribly noticeable in coffee.

It’s a shame this casts such a fine and beneficial institution in a negative light. They are one of if not the premier cancer treatment centers and working there has some really nice perks.

There will be some trouble brewing for this doc.

It’s certainly grounds for dismissal.

But now people are saying the place is chock full o’ nuts.

Is this the first time she’s done something like this or has she bean in hot water before?

Might have been neat ethylene glycol, and just called antifreeze.

It perked me up to hear that ethylene gylcol has been studiedfor use in chemotherapy, so the stuff might legitimately be in a lab at the hospital.

Don’t these people ever watch the ID channel? Antifreeze has been so overdone you’re bound to get caught.
You’d think a doctor would have access to something more unique and effective.

The answer is in the article. It was “a casual sexual relationship” which she did not want to over heat.