Although the basic structure of Fuhner's first edition has not been altered, considerable revision and additions have been made because of the introduction of many new toxic compounds and because much new material has been published regarding treatment. Material less important or obsolete has been eliminated, as are references, so that the size of the book has not been materially changed. The type is convenient for comfortable reading, and errors are remarkably few.
The text is divided into "General Toxicology," "Inorganic Poisons," and "Organic Poisons." General toxicology, concerning theories, classification, and basic treatment, is succinctly discussed, much as is found in other similar books. While inorganic poisons are grouped under the heading of each element, it is necessary to first consult the index, which is complete, to find where a particular poison may be discussed. Such is also true for the organic substances. While the authors have included many of