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A textbook of clinical toxicology must attempt to address the needs of a variety of physicians, from clinical pharmacologists who are consulted on complex overdoses to pediatricians and emergency physicians who are usually the first to care for poisoned patients. The pharmacologist seeks current information about the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic behavior of specific drugs. The primary care physician wants a practical approach to poisoning management that complements the Poisindex microfiche system by discussing controversial areas in toxicology as well as recommending comprehensive treatment of specific situations such as drug-induced seizures, hypotension, and hyperthermia.
Drs. Haddad and Winchester have attempted to
Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose.. Ann Intern Med. ;99:891–892. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-891_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):891-892.
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