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In the evaluation of the poisoned patient, consideration of physical signs, history, and routine laboratory studies is often diagnostic. There is no substitute, however, for a qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of blood and tissue for the toxin to ascertain the proper prognosis and treatment. The Handbook of Emergency Toxicology mainly deals with laboratory analyses of drugs and chemicals that are commonly responsible for human toxicity.
Dr. Kaye first discusses basic laboratory methods in drug analysis which would be useful in all laboratories. Less expensive equipment that is more likely to be found in the smaller hospital or research facility
Handbook of Emergency Toxicology. A Guide for the Identification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Poisoning.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-1-150_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(1):150.
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