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June 6, 1953

Pharmacology and Toxicology of Uranium Compounds: Chronic Inhalation and Other Studies.

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Edited by Carl Voegtlin, Ph.D., and Harold C. Hodge, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. National Nuclear Energy Series, Manhattan Project Technical Section, Division VI —Volume 1. [Parts 3 and 4]. Cloth. $18. Pp. 1087-1778; 1779-2466, with illustrations. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 330 W. 42nd St., New York 18; 95 Farringdon St., London, E.C.4, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;152(6):562. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060078035

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This account of the pharmacology and toxicology of uranium compounds comprises two volumes of a series that has been prepared as a record of the research work done under the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The editors are well qualified in the field of toxicology and have been involved personally in the research work on uranium and many other poisons. The book covers all phases of research on uranium compounds, and, from the scope and quantity of the contents, it is apparent that the accumulation and editing of the material required considerable time and effort. Considering the current importance of uranium and the number of people engaged in its practical use, the publication of available data on uranium compounds in one reference source is a worth-while project. The book has no value as a textbook or as a general reference. Insofar as format, type, and illustrations are concerned,

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