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Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

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In the 20 years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, both Poison Control Centers and Emergency Departments have witnessed an expansion in the number and variety of poisonings caused by toxic plants. At the same time, there is a proliferation in the diversity of plants in our gardens and homes, continually expanding the range of possible consequences from exposure to toxic plants. This second edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition's botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source. With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside the home, anyone who has an interest in plants will find this book useful outside in the garden or out in the wild. This book will fascinate botanists, horticulturists, and naturalists as well as hikers, gardeners, and all those who simply enjoy the wonders of nature and the great outdoors! With Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD and Introduction by Andrew Weil, MD

Synopsis:

Plant poisoning is an important problem in the United States, and exposures to plants account for approximately 10% of the annual calls to our nation's Poison Control Centers. Fortunately, few life-threatening poisonings occur, but this paradoxically heightens the need for accurate information, as contained in this book, to allow the health care provider to separate the wheat from the chaff. The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants discusses the interaction of humans with potentially poisonous plants that are found in either the home or garden.

Synopsis:

This book will assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. The second edition has been methodically enhanced to make it a truly comprehensive source.

Synopsis:

The second edition of this book is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition's botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source for anyone who has an interest in plants.

Synopsis:

In the 20 years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, both Poison Control Centers and Emergency Departments have witnessed an expansion in the number and variety of poisonings caused by toxic plants. At the same time, there is a proliferation in the diversity of plants in our gardens and homes, continually expanding the range of possible consequences from exposure to toxic plants.

This second edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous editions botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source.

With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside and outside the home, anyone who has an interest in plants will find this book useful outside in the garden or out in the wild.

With Introduction by Andrew Weil MD and Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank MD

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387312682
Author:
Balick, Michael J.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Shih, Richard D.
Author:
Balick, Michael
Author:
Balick, Michael J.
Author:
Goldfrank, L.R.
Author:
Shih, Richard
Author:
Weil Andrew
Author:
Nelson, Lewis S.
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Poisonous plants
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Poisonous plants -- Toxicology.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
New York Botanical Garden.
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
injurious plants
Subject:
plant science
Subject:
Plant Sciences
Subject:
Life Sciences - General
Subject:
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Subject:
Emergency medicine
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing
Publication Date:
20061227
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
203 x 127 mm

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"Synopsis" by , Plant poisoning is an important problem in the United States, and exposures to plants account for approximately 10% of the annual calls to our nation's Poison Control Centers. Fortunately, few life-threatening poisonings occur, but this paradoxically heightens the need for accurate information, as contained in this book, to allow the health care provider to separate the wheat from the chaff. The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants discusses the interaction of humans with potentially poisonous plants that are found in either the home or garden.
"Synopsis" by , This book will assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. The second edition has been methodically enhanced to make it a truly comprehensive source.
"Synopsis" by , The second edition of this book is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition's botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source for anyone who has an interest in plants.
"Synopsis" by , In the 20 years that have passed since the publication of the first edition, both Poison Control Centers and Emergency Departments have witnessed an expansion in the number and variety of poisonings caused by toxic plants. At the same time, there is a proliferation in the diversity of plants in our gardens and homes, continually expanding the range of possible consequences from exposure to toxic plants.

This second edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous editions botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source.

With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside and outside the home, anyone who has an interest in plants will find this book useful outside in the garden or out in the wild.

With Introduction by Andrew Weil MD and Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank MD

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