Medical Practice

Patients with Acute Poisoning Seen in a General Medical Unit (1960-71)

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: (Published 21 October 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:153
  1. Alexander A. H. Lawson,
  2. Ian Mitchell


    A review of the 637 out of a total of 941 consecutive cases of acute poisoning admitted to an acute medical unit without special facilities for the treatment of poisoning has shown that despite considerable limitations in the medical, nursing, and laboratory facilities available the results compare favourably with those reported from specialized units.

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