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Book Reviews
October 1940

The Poison Trail.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1010. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040229035

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This book, written by a Boston toxicologist, is in part autobiographic. While it is written for the layman, it contains much that is interesting to a physician.

It describes the author's experience with industrial poisons, compensation work, work with war chemicals and expert testimony in court. The information regarding food poisoning, canning and pasteurization is especially good. The descriptions of cases of accidental poisoning and of poisons used in homicide are interesting to both the physician and the layman.

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