The first poison centers were established in the United States in the early 1950s, stimulated by an American Academy of Pediatrics'survey of office-based pediatric practices which ascertained that its members had no place to turn for ingredient information on medications and household products.'With the help of the Academy, pediatrician Dr.
Edward Press, the Illinois Bepartment of Health, and several community hospitals, the first poison center emerged.
Over the subsequent 40 years, remarkable progress has occurred in the fields of clinical toxicology, poison control, and poison prevention.
Yet despite these accomplishments, challenging clouds are appearing on the horizon which threaten these gains.
Mots-clés Pascal : Centre antipoison, Intoxication, Historique, Pédiatrie, Etats Unis, Enfant, Prévention, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antipoison center, Poisoning, Case history, Pediatrics, United States, Child, Prevention, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0580729
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 09/06/1995.