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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

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

---Mercuric Salts---
Symptoms: Burning pain in throat and stomach, throat spasm, retrosternal pain; nausea, bilious vomiting; pale face, cold and clammy skin; weak and irregular pulse, shallow and rapid breathing.

Treatment: Empty stomach (not by tube); give white of eggs, castor oil, demulcent drinks, large draughts of water to flush the kidneys; morphine and atropine hypodermically; caffeine, strychnine, camphor.

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