An Illinois woman who injected herself with hot beef fat went to the hospital complaining of burning sensations and then died.
In attempting to re-create a homemade remedy to wrinkles she had heard of, the unidentified woman boiled beef then drew out the hot beef fat and proceeded to inject it into her face, hoping to ease the wrinkle lines with which she had become disgusted.
The medical examiner reported she had burns and scars in her mouth and around her face. She died of peritonitis, an inflammation of the inner abdominal wall. Though the examiner did not directly link her death to her home wrinkle remedy, it is an odd coincidence.