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No physician is immune to a call for emergency help when a poisoning has occurred—be it accidental or intentional by inhalation, ingestion, or contact. Drs. Arena and Dreisbach have both done excellent jobs in presenting great quantities of information in succinct, easily readable, well-indexed, and well-tabulated books. Where differences of opinion or several methods of treatment exist, both authors present the differing views and reasons for his preferences.
The presentation of data is more complete in the Handbook of Poisoning, but the layout of material provides easier reading in the symposium edited by Dr. Arena, both in the narratives and
Current Status: The Management and Treatment of Poisoning.Handbook of Poisoning: Diagnosis & Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:842. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-842_1
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