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December 29, 1934

Clinical Toxicology: Modern Methods in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Poisoning

JAMA. 1934;103(26):2052-2053. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750520054031

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Murrell's What to do in Cases of Poisoning.  By P. Hamill, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., Lecturer on Pharmacology and Therapeutics, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College. Fourteenth edition of "What to Do in Cases of Poisoning" by Dr. W. Murrell. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 208. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1934.The English translation of Erich Leschke's book is welcome, for this work marks a new departure in toxicology. It and Ludwig Popper's "Klinik und Therapie akuter Vergiftungen," which was published about the same time last year, treat toxicology as a clinical subject, the result of experience at the bedside. This gives these books an entirely different aspect from the older textbooks on toxicology, of which Murrell's, is a type, that have been written not by clinicians but by pharmacologists.Murrell's little book, even though it aims at being highly practical, starting as it does with "If sent for to a

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