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The emergency room of every hospital should have this invaluable manual on its bookshelf.
The core of this color-coded guide to the causes and treatment of poisoning from the oral ingestion of commercial products (over-the-counter medicines, cosmetics, weed-killers, douches, paint removers, and so on) is a large, detailed tabulation (the yellow section) of the ingredients of such products, each product being listed in alphabetical order. Individual ingredients and their toxicity ratings are described in the blue section, which refers the reader to the therapeutics (white) section. If the patient or his medical historian does not know the trade name of
Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products: Acute Poisoning.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1055. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1055_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1055.
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