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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

Poisons & Antidotes
by T. L. Stedman, M.D., Wilcox & Follett Co., 1942

---Acids, Corrosive---
Symptoms: Cauterization of visible mucous membranes; intense burning pain from lips to epigastrium, extending over abdomen which is tender on pressure; vomiting of dark brown or black grumous matter, strongly acid; severe thirst, painful deglutition, difficulty in breathing.

Treatment: Abstain from lavage and emetics; give bicarbonate of soda, chalk, soap, or other non-corrosive alkalies, large and repeated draughts of water, white of egg, demulcents; recumbency, heat to body, heart stimulants; morphine and atropine hypodermically to relieve pain.

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