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Toxicoepidemiology of Acute Poisoning: A Classic Tale of Two Indias

Omender Singh, Deven Juneja, Prashant Nasa

Keywords : Acute poisoning, Epidemiology, Insecticide poisoning, Intensive care units, Toxicology

Citation Information : Singh O, Juneja D, Nasa P. Toxicoepidemiology of Acute Poisoning: A Classic Tale of Two Indias. Indian J Crit Care Med 2024; 28 (4):315-316.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24692

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


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