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Wilderness: Black Widow and Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing author: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Previous contributing editors: N Stuart Harris, MD, MFA, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Kimo Takayesu, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.


Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2008

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