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October 4, 1958

Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Certain Acute Intoxications

JAMA. 1958;168(5):715. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000050227026

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This pocket reference book is intended as a reference for the treatment of acute intoxications by interns and residents in hospitals and poison control centers. The new edition has been expanded to include 400 additional entries and new sections on first aid and artificial respiration. No attempt has been made to include well-known chemicals, but information is provided on compounds that have been described in the most recent literature. Part 1 deals with first aid, general suggestions for treatment, drugs and dosages for treatment of intoxications, and supportive treatment; part 2 gives an alphabetical listing of toxic substances, with brief summaries of signs, symptoms, and treatment of acute intoxications. References to the literature are provided. In order to provide summary information, the authors have sacrificed details of treatment and special problems in many instances. While a handbook of this size is useful, the abbreviated nature of its content limits its

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