The front section of the book is comparable to the “blue pages” of a telephone book, with general information for the prevention of poisonings, including safe prescription notation. There is also a “who’s who” of contacts for national, state, and local poison control centers, followed by a series of informative reports on patient presentations of toxicity, antidotes, biological agents (mostly plants and fungi), testing procedures, drugs of abuse, herbal agents, techniques for decontaminating the GI tract, and other chemicals. Much like the rendition of police, fire, and hospital services in the blue pages, most of these listings are reprints of pertinent information published in several other (scientific) venues. All are directly applicable to medical toxicology, but as such may have been more informative if summarized for this text by the original authors. The major convenience (as in the telephone book) is having it all in one place; no running to the library for these articles and reports—they are all nearby.