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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

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

---Alkalies, Corrosive---
Symptoms: Cauterization of the visible mucous membranes which are greatly swollen; soapy taste and violent pain in the mouth and throat; vomiting of slimy matter of alkaline reaction, often tinged with blood.

Treatment: No emetics or lavage; vegetable acids, vinegar, lemon juice; milk; recumbency, heat to surface, coffee, caffeine, or strychnine; white of egg, mucilaginous drinks.

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