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March 20, 1954

The Symptoms and Treatment of Acute Poisoning

JAMA. 1954;154(12):1046. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940460078032

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This book was written to provide practicing physicians with a ready reference for treating patients who have been poisoned. The subjects considered include supplies and apparatus, emetics and gastric lavage, poisonings in children, collections and preservation of samples for analysis, useful drugs and preparations, and cases of poisoning. A most noteworthy addition is the chapter on poisonings in children, since this always presents a special problem to the physician. In addition a table of approximate equivalents, domestic measures, etc., and a table of fatal doses are included. The book is complete as to the number of toxicologic agents discussed. The index is easy to consult. Trade names are used along with the generic names, and in the index the trade names have been placed in italics together with an abbreviation for the name of the manufacturer. The book can also be used as a practical handbook on the symptoms and

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