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January 23, 1960

Klinik und Therapie der Vergiftungen

JAMA. 1960;172(4):402. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020040100029

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This new edition of an excellent monograph deals with the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of poisoning. Since the first edition, published in 1952, the incidence of poisoning has been increasing as new chemicals, for the most diversified purposes, have been placed on the market. The purpose of this book is to reorganize our knowledge of the clinically important poisons in a fashion which will most readily aid the general practitioner, internist, and medical student.

The work has retained the original format. The introductory chapter is followed by a carefully chosen bibliography, the classification and frequency statistics of poisonings presented in tables, general principles for the treatment, and revised maximum allowable concentration data on chemicals. The most important groups of poisonous chemicals are discussed in succeeding chapters. The emphasis throughout is on the chemicals that most frequently produce casualties. The chapters dealing with insecticides, lead compounds, acetophenetedin, and sleeping

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