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August 10, 1957

Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products: Acute Poisoning (Home & Farm)

JAMA. 1957;164(15):1721. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980150089025

Here is a much needed reference to the toxicology of chemical products. When one considers that there are about 250,000 trade-name products, the magnitude of the subject and the amount of research involved will be appreciated. Today potentially toxic chemicals in various products are widely used in and around the home. Due to careless handling and storage and the lack of informative and precautionary labeling, the physician may be called on to treat cases of accidental poisoning. It is impossible for him to be familiar with the general formulations of these products, the toxicity of their ingredients, and recommended therapy. This volume provides valuable assistance in these problems.

The seven sections of this book are differentiated by colored paper. Section 1 outlines general emergency procedures and precautions required in all cases of acute poisoning. Section 2 is an alphabetical compilation of chemical ingredients commonly found in commercial products used around

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