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September 30, 1950

Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

JAMA. 1950;144(5):434. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920050074040

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Abstract

Physicians who diagnose and treat "industrial illness" or who act as safety advisers in plants should have access to these volumes, for they are covering the materials, unit processes and industries important in modern American chemical technology. The descriptions of processes and industries are almost as valuable to the industrial physician as the specific statements on health hazards and safety regulations contained in the monographs for individual chemicals or classes of chemicals.

Other physicians will be interested in the material on the manufacture and uses of therapeutic agents, foods and cosmetics. The first four volumes include material on alkaloids by L. J. Sargent and W. H. Hartung, industrial allergens by Louis Schwartz, amebacides by H. H. Anderson and Eder L. Hansen, amino acids by M. S. Dunn, analgesics and antipyretics by A. W. Ruddy, anesthetics and antacids by J. C. Krantz Jr., anthelmintics by J. Allen Scott, antianemia preparations by

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