November 5, 1955

Clinical Toxicology

JAMA. 1955;159(10):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270094037

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This third edition brings up to date, in the form of brief digests, knowledge of the clinical toxicology of common chemicals in general use. It is intended as a guide for medical students and general practitioners, and nonclinical aspects are minimized or omitted. A pharmacological rather than a chemical classification is used in the presentation of material. This is in keeping with the type of audience to which this book is directed. The major categories covered include convulsant poisons, central nervous system depressants, peripherally acting nerve poisons, muscle poisons, protoplasmic poisons, and poisons of the blood and hematopoietic organs. Principles of treatment and an outline of symptom diagnosis are presented for the orientation of the practitioner. A section on chemical identification of specific poisons is included. The appendix describes the special reagents mentioned in the sections on chemical tests. While this book can be recommended for the purpose for which

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