Masini E1*, Mannaioni G1,2 and Pepeu1
1Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health (NEUROFARBA), University of
2Medical Toxicology Unit, Careggi General University Hospital, Italy
A survey of one hundred years of activity of the clinical toxicology of Florence is reported. The paper is focused on acute accidental and intentional poisonings, monitoring the changes taking place throughout the years from mercuric chloride to barbiturates and then benzodiazepines and opiates. Data on the improvement of the treatments are reported as well as results on validation of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for opiate addicts and alcohol diseased patients, which were started in 1973. Acute and chronic intoxications are a mirror of the changes of our society.
Mercuric acid; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Opiates; Alcohol
Masini E, Mannaioni G, Pepeu. One Hundred Years of Clinical Toxicology in Florence: The Past and the Present. Ann Clin Toxicol. 2019; 2(3): 1025.