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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
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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
ISBN 92 4 154481 3 (NLM Classification: QV 600)
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