Antidotes: Principles and Clinical Applications

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CRC Press, Sep 2, 2003 - Medical - 352 pages
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Antidotes provides up-to-date information on the development and clinical use of antidotes, their proposed mechanism of action, toxicity, availability and practical aspects of their clinical use. The antidotes discussed are primarily those either in current use, or under consideration or development. Some other compounds of mainly historical interest are also mentioned where appropriate. It contains information on the antidotal treatment of poisoning with compounds encountered not only in Western Europe, North America and Australia, but also developing countries. It covers source, shelf-life and instances where antidote administration complicates or compromises laboratory analyses.

There is no other single, published work that looks generally at antidotes, and it will prove invaluable to researchers, staff in poison information centers and A&E wards, drug information pharmacists, medical toxicologists and veterinarians. It will also be useful reading for medical students, trainee pharmacists, emergency physicians, ambulance staff and anesthetists.

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Robert Flanagan was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. His father, an unemployed disabled war veteran, his mother a plug tamper at Champion Spark Plug, his sister Mona Mary, his ten years older sister, an aspiring artist, and he lived in a one bedroom apartment above Maloney's, an Irish bar and grill near the corner of Monroe Street and Detroit Avenue, catty corner to Swayne Field ball park, the old home of the Toledo Mud Hens. His father's family, the Catholic Flanagans, came from Ballyfarnan, Co. Roscommon, Ireland; his mother's family, the Protestant Treloars, from Redruth, Cornwall, England. He attended St. Ann's grade school and Central Catholic high school, worked a series of dead-end jobs that included dishwasher, janitor and night watchman, then joined the U.S. Marine Corps reserve, going through boot camp at Parris Island, firing high rifle in his platoon, and later went on to school, taking his B.A. at the University of Toledo and his M.A. at the University of Chicago. He has published a novel, Maggot (Warner Books), which went through twelve paperback printings and sold a quarter of a million copies; a collection of stories, Naked To Naked Goes (Scribners), named by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as one of the best books published in 1986; and a second story collection, LOVING POWER (Bottom Dog Press, 1990), highly praised by writers Lee K. Abbott, Hugh Nissenson, Annabel Thomas and Austin Wright, a book of poems, REPLY TO AN EVICTION NOTICE: SELECTED POEMS (Bottom Dog Press, 2009), and, most recently, the collection STORY HOUR & OTHER STORIES (Bottom Dog Press, 2014).

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