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A Medical Toxicologist’s Approach to the Overdosed Patient

"As a medical toxicologist, I have a different take on the world of overdoses. Paracelsus has said 'All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.' Paracelsus’ adage is something that all medical toxicologists live by; however, we understand there is much more depth to the art of toxicology than the dose makes the poison."