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Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants / Edition 2

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780387312682
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 07/17/2007
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2007
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., F.L.S.: Specialist in Ethnobotany and Economic Botany, Medicinal and Toxic Plants, and Tropical Botany. Vice President for Botanical Research and Training, The New York Botanical Garden. He has written or edited 14 books and over 100 scientific papers on the subject of useful and harmful plants as well as serving as a Past President of the Society for Economic Botany. He is on the adjunct faculties of Columbia, Yale, New York University, and The City University of New York.

Lewis S. Nelson, M.D., FACEP, FACMT: Board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at New York University School of Medicine and the New York City Poison Control Center, in New York City. He is an editor of the 7th Edition of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, published by McGraw-Hill and considered by many as the flagship reference text in the field of medical toxicology.
Richard Shih M.D., FACEP: Board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Currently the Director of Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer V.- Acknowledgments.- Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank.- Introduction by Andrew Weil.- Authors’ Note.- Section 1. Botanical Nomenclature and Botanical Glossary of Terms.- Botanical Nomenclature.- Glossary of Botanical Terms.- Section 2. Poisons, Poisoning Syndromes, and Their Clinical Management.- Section 3. Plant-Induced Dermatitis (Phytodermatitis).- Section 4. Gastrointestinal Decontamination.- Section 5. Individual Plants.- Photographers’ Credits.- Index.

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