CHARLES E. REED, M.D.; MARSHALL F. DRIGGS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES C. FOOTE, M.D.
The importance of the problem of acute barbiturate intoxication has been well recognized in recent years, but the clinical evaluation of therapy has been hampered by lack of a system of classification of the severity of the poisoning. The use of one plan of treatment or another has often been advocated on the basis of a small series of cases in which some patients might well have recovered under any plan of treatment.
We shall make no attempt to review the voluminous literature on the subject but refers the interested reader to the excellent review of Koppanyi and Fazekas.1
REED CE, DRIGGS MF, FOOTE CC. ACUTE BARBITURATE INTOXICATION: A STUDY OF 300 CASES BASED ON A PHYSIOLOGIC SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION OF THE SEVERITY OF THE INTOXICATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:290–303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-290
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