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Encyclopedia of clinical toxicology : a comprehensive guide and reference to the toxicology of prescription and OTC drugs, chemicals, herbals, plants, fungi, marine life, reptiles, and insect venoms, food ingredients, clothing, and environmental toxins
Author:
Rossoff, Irving S.
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Publication Information:
Boca Raton [Fla.] : Parthenon Pub. Group, 2002.
Physical Description:
xiv, 1507 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781842141014
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Book

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Compactly written and easy to read, Encyclopedia of Clinical Toxicology is designed for quick reference and retrieval of vital, even life-saving information about the effects, interactions, and lethal doses of thousands of toxic substances that can destroy or seriously endanger health, or even cause death. An authoritative and an unmatched resource, it stands alone as the quintessential reference for all work in this field and supplies material documented nowhere else in published texts.

The book not only contains information otherwise impossible to find, but also describes adverse effects and interactions often not reported by manufacturers, and not published in PDRs and the other standard compendia. The author, Dr. Irving S. Rossoff, is renowned for his detailed knowledge of clinical toxicology derived from a long and extensive background in medical practice, homicide investigations and forensic science, and as a consultant on many continents to drug and chemical manufacturers, research laboratories, pathologists, coroners, governments, and courts. Based on material drawn from Dr. Rossoff's massive databank of more than 100,000 subject folders compiled over the past 60 years, the book includes actual case reports that elucidate toxic events and therapy. Encycolpedia of Clinical Toxicology provides you with a wealth of information on a vast range of substances.


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Rossoff, author of several works in veterinary drugs and chemicals, is a recognized expert among physicians and veterinarians. This monumental reference work in toxicology offers more than 6,000 entries on poisonous substances--the agents that can destroy or seriously endanger health or cause death. It covers the toxicology of medication, natural substances, herbals, venoms, foods, environmental toxins, and even clothing as well as the action and side effects of the various ingredients. Many case reports are cited in which humans are the prime subjects; data on animals are added when there are no adequate data on human toxicity. Compared to the other reference work on the topic, Encyclopedia of Toxicology, ed. by Philip Wexler (3v., 1998), Rossoff includes more information about herbal and over-the-counter drugs and numerous industrial and environmental chemicals because of their increasing prevalence. Each entry includes a paragraph of "untoward effects." Other information (e.g., use and food and drug interactions) is provided where appropriate. In our toxic rich environment, the author points out, "to live means to risk one's life occasionally," and warns, "many over-the-counter items, including herbals, are often more toxic than magical." Highly recommended for physicians, lawyers, toxicologists, pharmaceutical companies, veterinarians, and chemical industries. E. L. Yang University of Colorado at Denver