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Poisoning Diagnosis and Treatment

  • J. A. Vale
  • T. J. Meredith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 1-8
  3. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 9-12
  4. G. N. Volans
    Pages 26-32
  5. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 33-45
  6. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 59-68
  7. Ramon Gardner
    Pages 69-77
  8. R. Gardner, T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 78-83
  9. Peter Crome
    Pages 90-96
  10. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 97-103
  11. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 104-112
  12. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 113-116
  13. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 117-122
  14. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 123-124
  15. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 125-127
  16. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 128-130
  17. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 131-134
  18. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 135-141
  19. R. Goulding
    Pages 142-152
  20. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 160-167
  21. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 168-170
  22. T. J. Meredith, J. A. Vale
    Pages 176-177
  23. Donald Barltrop
    Pages 178-185
  24. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 186-192
  25. J. A. Vale, T. J. Meredith
    Pages 193-201
  26. H. Alistair Reid
    Pages 202-209
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 210-220

About this book

Introduction

In the last decade, the incidence of acute poisoning in the developed world has risen considerably, so that hospital admissions from this cause now repre~ sent a significant part of the work load of most medical units. The purpose of this book is to provide an up-to-date account of the diag­ nosis and treatment of all the clinically important poisons. Throughout the text the aim has been to emphasize the mechanisms of toxicity - wherever they are known - so that a rational approach to therapy may be devised. In addition, substantial chapters have been devoted to the psychiatric assess­ ment of self-poisoned patients and to the role of the laboratory. Two styles of presentation have been adopted. Certain topics are discussed in depth either because of their clinical importance or because recent data have become available concerning pathophysiology or treatment. In contrast, when subjects have been well described previously in general medical texts, for example, carbon monoxide poisoning, the discussion is far more brief and to the point. A similar style has been adopted with recently introduced drugs, where little is known about the effects in overdose. The value of cer­ tain chapters, especially those on poisonous plants and snake bites, has been enhanced by the inclusion of a large number of colour photographs.

Keywords

alcohol drug pathophysiology pesticide physiology toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Vale
    • 1
  • T. J. Meredith
    • 1
  1. 1.Poisons UnitGuy’s HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6763-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-906141-82-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6763-5
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