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October 1984

Cutaneous Toxicity

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(10):1386-1387. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650460130040

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Toxicology is a field of immense scope, embracing the entire spectrum of inorganic and organic chemistry. Here is a branch of science that interfaces with such diverse specialties as agronomy, botany, entomology, and medicine, among others. Viewed from this perspective, it becomes apparent why Raven Press has published 13 separate volumes on target organ toxicology. Cutaneous Toxicity, the latest text in the series, derives from the fifth Conference on Cutaneous Toxicity sponsored by the American Medical Association and The Society of Toxicology.

This volume consists of 19 well-referenced monographs, presumably designed as a compendium of traditional and advanced concepts relating to the toxicology of skin. The lead article provides a brief historic introduction, characterizing the so-called "challenge for toxicology" in terms of a continuing need to elucidate toxic properties and

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