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April 27, 1935

Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie

JAMA. 1935;104(17):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760170085034

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Abstract

This part of the third volume deals with the metals chromium, vanadium, zirconium, tin, lead, cadmium, zinc, copper, silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, rhodium, osmium, ruthenium, thallium, indium and gallium. Aside from the intrinsic interest in a discussion of the action, as far as it is known, of so many of the rarer metals, regarding which it is difficult to secure information anywhere else, the chief emphasis of this volume is on lead and most especially its toxicology. It is pointed out in this chapter that, in spite of the "optimistic" report regarding the harmlessness of the traffic in ethyl gasoline of the American and the British commission, it is advisable to reserve final judgment, most especially in view of progressively increasing employment of this product. One of the first symptoms of poisoning by it is insomnia. The ubiquitous use of lead in modern industry renders lead a disease of

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