Year: 1971 Source: British Journal of Hospital Medicine, (February 1971), p.249-259 SIEC No: 19850401

The author discusses the incidence, etiology, diagnosis & management of those admitted to hospitals in England & Wales for the treatment of self-poisoning. He provides statistical tables setting forth deaths from poisoning (both intentional & accidental), deaths by specific methods, & antidotes for b types of poisoning. Details of biomedical therapies are outlined as are suggestions for follow up after discharge. (NBB)