Australian Animal Toxins: The Creatures, Their Toxins and Care of the Poisoned Patient
This second edition provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of every venomous and poisonous creature in Australia that poses a threat to man or beast. Both terrestrial and marine creatures are discussed. The distribution and habits of many of the creature are described in detail, as are the potency, constituents, and mode of action of their venoms. It also provides updated information on the emergency treatment of bites and stings, such as specific first-aid measures and selection of antivenoms. Hospital management, including appropriate laboratory investigations and supportive care, is extensively described, and a large number of human and veterinary case histories are included. Controversial issues, such as the use of calcium channel blockers for Box jellyfish envenomation, are also addressed. Along with this extremely important clinical information are included photographs to help identify creatures and illustrate injuries related to the case histories. This clear, comprehensive and authoritative medical textbook is a must for clinicians and researchers and should be in any library, emergency department, intensive care unit, laboratory or general practitioner's office.
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