Toxicologic Emergencies. A Handbook in Problem Solving. By Goldfrank Lewis R. Kirstein Robert. pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1978. Price, $9.75.

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Emergencies of any type require prompt attention to prevent loss of life, but those induced by chemicals call for more than a passing knowledge of the site of action and the means both for removal of the offending agent and for prevention of further absorption. Where specific antidotes are available they should be used to counteract the already absorbed chemical. Chapters 2 and 3 succinctly present general principles for management of toxicologic emergencies and their prevention. The balance of the book presents 20 different case histories covering commonly encountered chemical intoxications. Particularly useful is the discussion of disease states that

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