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close this bookManagement of Poisoning - A Handbook for Health Care Workers (ILO, WHO; 1997; 267 pages)
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Management of Poisoning - A Handbook for Health Care Workers



The issue of this document does not constitute formal publication. It should not be reviewed, abstracted, or quoted without the written permission of the Manager, International Programme on Chemical Safety, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.

This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, or the World Health Organization.

Management of Poisoning

First draft prepared at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, and the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monk's Wood, United Kingdom

Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization

World Health Organization
Geneva, 1997

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WHO Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Henry J.A.

Management of poisoning: a handbook for health care workers / J.A. Henry Wiseman.

1.Toxicology - handbooks 2.Poisons - handbooks 3.Poisoning - prevention & control I.Wiseman, H.M. II.International Programme on Chemical Safety III.Title
3. I.Series

ISBN 92 4 154481 3 (NLM Classification: QV 600)
ISSN 0250-863X

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