Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons

1st Edition

By Julian White, Jurg Meier

CRC Press

768 pages

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The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in the biology and clinical aspects of venomous and poisonous animals, and the chapter authors are world leaders in their respective fields of toxicology.

All aspects of the topic are covered including information on the biology and taxonomy of poisonous animals, their venom or poison, diagnosis, and general treatment principles and specific treatment. The most up-to-date list of available antivenoms is provided. Coverage of venomous and poisonous animals is comprehensive, with thorough discussions on shellfish poisoning, ciguatera, fugu, coelenterates, stingrays, venous fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea-snakes, scorpions, spiders, insects, and gila lizards. Individual chapters focus on snakes and snakebite in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Central America, and South America. Nearly all clinical chapters have been written by clinicians with extensive experience treating the particular type of animal envenoming or poisoning under consideration.

No other book brings together such a wealth of information in this field, and no other book provides it in a format useful to clinicians charged with the responsibility of treating envenomed or poisoned patients. The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is an essential addition to all medical libraries, emergency departments, toxicology departments, poison information centers, and invaluable to all professionals working in these fields.

Reviews

"The contributors and editors alike should be commended for making this such a fine addition to the rapidly developing field of toxicology. Good work to all!"

-Veterinary and Human Toxicology

Table of Contents

Venomous and Poisonous Animals-A Biologist's View, J. Meier

Poisonous and Venomous Animals-The Physician's View, J. White

Biology and Distribution of Poisonous Marine Animals, D. Mebs

Clinical Toxicology of Shellfish Poisoning, D. Smart

Clinical Toxicology of Ciguatera Poisoning, P. Glaziou, M. Chinain, and A.-M. Legrand

Clinical Toxicology of Fugu Poisoning, N. Kaku and J. Meier

Biology and Distribution of Venomous Marine Animals, D. Mebs

Clinical Toxicology of Marine Coelenterate Injuries, J. Williamson and J. Burnett

Clinical Toxicology of Conus Snail Stings, L.J. Cruz and J. White

Clinical Toxicology of Sea Urchin and Starfish Injuries, C. Acott and J. Meier

Clinical Toxicology of Venomous Stingray Injuries, C. Acott and J. Meier

Clinical Toxicology of Venomous Scorpaenidae and Other Selected Fish Stings, J. Williamson

Clinical Toxicology of Sea Snake Bites, J. White

Clinical Toxicology of Blue-Ringed Octopus Bites, J. White

Biology and Distribution of Ticks of Medical Importance, A. Aeschlimann and T.A. Freyvogel

Clinical Toxicology of Tick Bites, J. White

Biology and Distribution of Scorpions of Medical Importance, S.M. Lucas and J. Meier

Clinical Toxicology of Scorpion Stings, M. Dehesa-Davila, A.C. Alagon, and L.D. Possani

Biology and Distribution of Spiders of Medical Importance, S.M. Lucas and J. Meier

Clinical Toxicology of Spider Bites, J. White, J.L. Cardoso, and H.W. Fan

Biology and Distribution of Hymenopterans of Medical Importance, Their Venom Apparatus, and Venom Composition, J. Meier

Clinical Toxicology of Hymenopteran Stings, H. Mosbech

Clinical Toxicology of Helodermatidae Lizard Bites, D. Mebs

Biology and Distribution of Venomous Snakes of Medical Importance and the Composition of Snake Venoms, J. Meier and K.F. Stocker

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Europe, H. Persson

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Africa and the Middle East/Arabian Peninsula, D.A. Warrell

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Asia, D.A. Warrell

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Australia and New Guinea, J. White

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in North America, H.F. Gomez and R.C. Dart

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Central America, J.M. Gutiérrez

Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in South America, J.L. Cardoso

Commercially Available Antivenoms ("Hyperimmune Sera", "Antivenins", "Antisera") and Antivenom Therapy, J. Meier and J. White

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED026000
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology