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  • n  a barbiturate used as a hypnotic

  • Ann Davis, leading lady, attempted to make a speech but swooned when prevented and was later discovered to have taken too much veronal.
  • Luminal, developed in Germany during the last ten years, belongs to the same chemical group of drugs as chloral and veronal.
  • Most newsreaders remember Starr Faithfull, if they bother to remember her at all, as a pretty young girl whose bruised body, with veronal in the liver, was washed ashore at Long .

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