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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

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

---Oxalic Acid---
Symptoms: Severe pain in throat and stomach extending to shoulders and lower back; vomiting of blood-tinged matter; gastroenteric inflammation; cyanosis, clammy skin; dilated pupils: very feeble pulse.

Treatment: Emetics or lavage with lime water, chalk, or magnesia in the water (no bicarbonate of soda); long draughts of alkaline water (without sodium salts); stimulants if indicated--black coffee or caffeine, strychnine, ammonia; heat to surface of body.

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