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Toxicologic Emergencies. A Comprehensive Handbook in Problem Solving.

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Second edition. Edited by Goldfrank Lewis R.. . 432 pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts; , New York: , 1981.. $34.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):468. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-97-3-468_2
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Nowhere is the problem-oriented case presentation more applicable than in toxicologic emergencies. The book is divided into 10 parts, each part then divided into chapters that start with a case presentation. Each case presentation is followed by questions that attempt to ascertain the differential diagnosis, the critical presentations, management, how common the problem is, and how effective the treatments are. Excellent tables and references are integral parts of each chapter.

To use four chapters to present the overview section required courage. These excellent chapters should be read by all physicians, nurses, teachers, parents, and students. The chapter on general management


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