January 1958

Industrial Toxicology. Second edition.

Author Affiliations

Lawrence T. Fairhall, Ph.D. Price, $10. Pp. 376, Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1957.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):167. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130181036

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The second edition of "Industrial Toxicology" is an even better reference book than the first, which appeared in 1949. In the new edition seventy-nine organic and one hundred eighty inorganic materials are listed, an increase of seven and forty-six listings, respectively. The same format is followed, in which the substance is discussed under the headings of characteristics, uses, toxicity, and analysis. Each is followed by a short pertinent bibliography. The material presented is up to date. It is objectively brief and usable.

The present edition includes appendices that enhance the value of the book. Of particular interest is a table of detoxication end-products. Another compares toxicities of various substances. The nontoxicologist using this book will find the introduction of considerable help in orienting him into the field of industrial toxicology.

The first edition has been a standard reference in the field. A new edition is welcomed. Industrial physicians will find

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