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Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants / Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih, Michael J. Balick ; foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank ; introduction by Andrew Weil.

By: Nelson, Lewis, 1963-.
Contributor(s): Shih, Richard D | Balick, Michael J, 1952- | Lampe, Kenneth F. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants | New York Botanical Garden.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.Publisher: New York : New York Botanical Garden : Springer, c2007Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 340 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).ISBN: 9780387338170; 0387338179; 9780387312682 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0387312684 (pbk. : alk. paper); 6611140891; 9786611140892.Subject(s): Poisonous plants -- Toxicology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Poisonous plants -- Identification | Poisonous plants -- Pictorial worksAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Rev. ed. of: AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants / Kenneth F. Lampe, Mary Ann McCann. c1985.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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This second edition follows for the most part the arrangement of materials in the first edition, published about 20 years ago. Nelson (NYU School of Medicine), Shih (NJ Medical School), and Balick (NY Botanical Garden) include sections on botanical nomenclature; a glossary of botanical terms; poisons, poisoning syndromes, and their clinical management; dermatitis caused by plants; gastrointestinal decontamination; and individual plants. In the last section, the authors discuss 155 genera, giving generic and family names. The plant species are listed with common names, distribution, toxic parts, the toxins present, clinical findings, and management. Each genus is represented by one to four color photographs of the poisonous species discussed. This volume will be of particular value to those concerned with poisonous plants if they know the name of the plant of interest. It does not include botanical keys or any means for identifying a plant specimen except by matching the plant and the picture. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. C. T. Mason Jr. emeritus, University of Arizona

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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

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