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During the past 20 years, clinical toxicology has evolved from the exclusive province of the pediatrician caring for a poisoned child to a multidisciplinary field involving emergency physicians, internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, pharmacologists, and others. Hundreds of thousands of commercial and industrial drugs, chemicals, and other products represent a growing hazard to the public and an increasing diagnostic and therapeutic problem for physicians. Naturally occurring biotoxins such as toxic plants and venomous animals prompt the development of new therapeutic agents for old problems.
The practicing physician or the physician in training must acquire a working background in the basic principles
Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:323–324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-323
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):323-324.
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