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Poisoning & Drug Overdose

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Edited by Olson Kent R.. . 504 pages. Appleton & Lange; , Norwalk, Connecticut: , 1990.. $24.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(1):100. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-1-100_3
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A detailed pocket manual from one of the most eminent American regional centers for poison control. The first section covers general evaluation and treatment of poisoning and overdose. The longest, second section covers clinical presentations and the diagnostic and treatment considerations for specific poisons and drugs. The third section gives entries for therapeutic agents used for clinical problems with poisons and drug overdosage. The fourth section is a quite thorough, though compact, tabular guide to toxic problems likely to arise from environmental contaminants or occupational exposures; it includes a table on known and suspected carcinogens. Many internists are not well



overdose ; poisoning

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