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By necessity, most toxicology reference texts are encyclopedic. A vast array of pharmaceuticals, home and industrial agents, and biological hazards contribute to human morbidity and mortality. To try to condense the scope of intoxications into one volume is a formidable task. The approach used here eschews the traditional organization of clinical toxicology texts. The editor has grouped intoxications by various sociologic and epidemiologic criteria rather than by the usual chemical or pathophysiologic arrangements. The resulting work consists of selected essays that, by their design, may limit the usefulness of the text for the practicing clinician.
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Toxic Emergencies.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:729–730. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-729_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):729-730.
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