Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, edited by Louis R. Goldfrank, Neal E. Flomenbaum, Neal A. Lewin, Richard S. Weisman, Mary Ann Howland, and Robert S. Hoffman, 6th ed, 1917 pp, with illus, $180, ISBN 0-8385-3148-2, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1998.
Study Guide for Goldfrank's Toxicological Emergencies, edited by Lewis R. Goldfrank, Neal E. Flomenbaum, Neal A. Lewin, Richard S. Weisman, Mary Ann Howland, and Robert S. Hoffman, 6th ed, 368 pp, with illus, paper, $55, ISBN 0-8385-3149-0, Stamford, Conn, Appleton & Lange, 1998.
With thousands of drugs, tens of thousands of chemicals, and myriad biological products as their domain, it is not surprising that clinical toxicologists take their information resources seriously and await new textbooks with uncommon anticipation. They will no doubt be pleased with this newest edition of a recognized standard in the field.
Most emergency medicine texts now have useful sections on toxicology, which cover the major overdoses and toxic exposures but are limited in depth and scope by space constraints. Among the smaller number of clinically oriented toxicology texts that provide a more comprehensive treatment of the subject, Goldfrank's has always been a unique resource providing thoughtful and detailed information for the toxicologist but with sufficient background to make this information readily accessible to generalists and trainees. The sixth edition continues this tradition but has enlarged its scope to reflect better the variety of settings in which clinical toxicology now plays a role.
ToxicologyGoldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies and Study Guide. JAMA. 1999;282(1):94-95. doi:10.1001/jama.282.1.94-JBK0707-3-1