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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

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

---Zinc Salts---
Symptoms: Styptic and metallic taste in the mouth, vomiting, sometimes passage of blood-stained stools, abdominal cramps, thready pulse, collapse.

Treatment: Lavage of stomach with tannin, sodium bicarbonate, or chalk in the water; white of egg, milk, soap, mucilage; recumbency, external heat; strychnine and atropine hypodermically, strychnine, caffeine or strong hot coffee.

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