This important timely publication is a photographic guide which facilitates recognition of poisonous fungi and treatment methods. The authors of this full color atlas maintain that the best protection against poisoning by fungi is a detailed knowledge of the fungi themselves. The recent surge of interest in collecting fungi makes this thorough and beautiful illustrated synthesis of current knowledge of their dangers especially timely. It includes information on the culinary preparation of fungi and how to deal with cases of poisoning. It presents in detail fungal taxonomy, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and medicine. The information assists readers in understanding the toxic substances present in each case, the degree of toxicity of each fungus and likely effects on the victim. This informative volume is important for accident and emergency doctors and nurses, general practitioners and physicians, pharmacologists, pharmacists, toxicologists, poison control center personnel and biologists.
POISONING BY FUNGI. THE POISONING SYNDROMES AND THE POISONOUS FUNGI. PHALLOIDES SYNDROME. Phalloides Syndrome. Orellanus Syndrome. Gyromitra Syndrome. Muscarine Syndrome. Pantherina Syndrome. Psilocybin Syndrome. Coprinus Syndrome. Paxillus Syndrome. Gastrointestinal Syndrome. Poisoning by Raw Fungi. Fungi with Suspect Constituents. INTRODUCTION TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF FUNGI. General Introduction. The Collection of Fungi for Identification and for the Herbarium. Description and Examination of Lamellate and Tubulate Fungi. Examination of Kitchen Waste, Food Remains, Stomach , and Stools for Poisonous Fungi. Identification of Fungi, with Particular Reference to Poisonous Fungi. Identification Keys: Genera of Lamellate and Tubulate Fungi. Keys for Identifying Poisonous Fungi in the Genera of Lamellate and Tubulate Fungi. Index, c. 295 pp., over 200 illustrations, 1989, ISBN 0-7234-1576-5.