By William D. McNally, A.B., M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Lecturer in Toxicology, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, Chicago. Cloth. Price, $3.75. Pp. 386, with 23 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1939.
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The purpose of this book, as stated in the preface, is to provide medical, pharmaceutic and dental students with a textbook covering the essentials of toxicology and also to furnish physicians with information concerning medicolegal testimony. Seven eighths of the book is composed of material on poisoning, blood, semen and hairs, all of which has been abridged from the author's larger work on toxicology published in 1937; 263 pages of this section is devoted to a discussion of poisoning in its various forms: homicidal, suicidal, accidental and industrial. Major emphasis is placed on clinical aspects such as methods of diagnosis and adequate treatment of various poisonings. One eighth of the book represents newly written chapters on courts, sudden or violent death, firearms identification and insanity. The treatment of these phases is rather superficial.
Although modestly concealed by the author, drama stalks throughout the pages of the book. Drawing on his
Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology. JAMA. 1939;113(17):1590. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420064025
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