Duke Poison Control Center Records, 1951-1984

Arena, Jay M.
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Contains correspondence, meetings, publications, and reference files on poisoning from Arena's time as director of the Duke Poison Control Center. Correspondence includes files with Eric Comstock of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology regarding projects on which the two organizations collaborated. Meeting records chronicle the establishment of National Poison Prevention Week. A piece of legislation with President Nixon's signature officially acknowledging National Poison Prevention Week is an oversized item included in the 10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week folder. Among the reference files are records on accidental poisoning and successful treatments. Materials date from 1951 to 1984.


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