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October 12, 1957

Clinical Toxicology: The Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Poisoning

JAMA. 1957;165(6):761. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980240119034

Although the hospital unit of which the author is in charge is primarily concerned with barbiturate poisoning, it has a growing reputation as a toxicologic center. For this reason, it draws cases of many types of poisoning from a wide area. Because the hospital is situated in a highly industrialized district, the physicians also see and treat many patients with industrial poisoning. This is one of the few books on clinical toxicology written by a physician in active clinical practice in the field of toxicology. The author emphasizes the fact that there is not a specific remedy or line of treatment for each type of poisoning, and only in a few cases does treatment involve intricate or unusual procedures not encountered in general practice. The basic treatment of poisoning is symptomatic and supportive. This book is designed to help the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of poisoning.

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