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The authors set out to write a monograph of limited scope that will encompass two objectives: to impart certain general principles in the treatment of acute poisoning, and to provide a convenient reference source of the clinical manifestations and treatments of the common types of poisoning. Toward the second objective the book is admirably well written and organized. Forty-eight general classes of poisoning are discussed in an alphabetical sequence which also appears in the table of contents, making speedy reference to any one topic a relatively easy task. Under each topic, various related toxic substances, their lay names, and certain household articles in which they appear are given; also presented in each topic are the symptomatology of poisoning, emergency measures of treatment, specific therapy wherever possible, and, lastly, management of the after-effects wherever necessary. In addition, a good index is available so that reference to any specific toxic substance can