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الثلاثاء، نوفمبر 15، 2011

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants


This second edition is created to assist the clinician in addressing the needs of a poisoned child or adult. The authors have created a rigorous approach that starts with the physician addressing the patient’s signs and symptoms by symptom complexes
The authors of this second edition represent a fusion of clinical and botanical worlds. Drs. Lewis Nelson and Richard Shih are both physicians educated in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, and Dr. Michael Balick is a botanist trained in the study of useful and harmful plants. Their collaborative efforts have created a handbook that meets the clinician’s needs
The authors have created a rigorous approach that starts with the physician addressing the patient’s signs and symptoms by symptom complexes. In a structured fashion, the text suggests common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and
describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation