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September 1969

Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, Acute Poisoning

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Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(3):541-542. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040543031

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The third edition of Gleason, Gosselin, and Hodge remains an essential volume for any Pediatric Emergency Service or for any doctor dealing at all commonly with poisonings. With the addition of one more author, Roger P. Smith, PhD, and a change in cover color to bright blue, this new volume should be placed alongside the two prior editions rather than replace them since some of the previously listed products have been dropped as obsolete and yet, still may exist to cause a rare poisoning. Basically, the third edition is unchanged as to format; the same seven sections: (1) first aid and general treatment, (2) ingredient index and toxicity ratings, (3) therapeutic discussions of specific poisons, (4) supportive treatment, (5) trade name product index and contents, (6) general formulations of common classes of commercial products such as drainpipe cleaners or hair sprays, and (7) index of manufacturers with addresses. Much of

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