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Aimed at physicians, nurses, emergency squads, and laymen, "whoever first discovers a patient suffering from drug overdosage," this brief guide's shotgun approach misses all targets in a blast of innovative typography. Boxes, tabs, a plethora of fonts, and a rainbow of colors makes this an exciting book, but the pot of gold is pyritic. Physicians are advised: "administer open-drop ether" in cocain convulsions, avoid "Narcan or Nalline in cases of . . . Talwin (pentazocine) poisoning else symptoms may be intensified," and in antihistiamine poisoning "if agranulocytosis develops, give a broad spectrum antibiotic." In treating coma physicians are told that:
Psychotropic Drugs: A Manual for Emergency Management of Overdose.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-130_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):130.
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