May 1957

Handbook of Poisons.

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By Robert H. Dreisbach. Price, $3. Pp. 426, with numerous illustrations. Lange Medical Publications, Box 1215, Los Altos, Calif., 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;93(5):587. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.02060040589016

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This is the most complete handbook on the subject of poisons that this reviewer has seen. An amazing amount of up-to-date information is packed into this conveniently small book. Such recent agents as the antihistamines, chlorpromazine, and the new organic pesticides are well described and their hazards outlined. A large section discusses the hazards of poisonous plants, reptiles, and insects and the treatment of their effects. This is an indispensable source of reference.

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