It has been over 15 years since the first edition of Baselt's “Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man” was published and it is hard to imagine the practice of forensic toxicology without this valuable resource. Over the years, from the first edition to the current fourth edition, several changes have occurred. The organization of the book has changed, from a two volume set divided into centrally acting drugs and peripherally acting/other toxicants to its current alphabetical listing of toxicants. Beginning with the third edition and continuing with this edition, Robert Cravey has joined Dr. Baselt as a co-editor. Most dramatically, the number of toxic substances has more than doubled, from less than 200 in the first edition to over 400 in the fourth edition.
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