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May 29, 1943

Noxious Gases and the Principles of Respiration Influencing Their Action

JAMA. 1943;122(5):346. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840220078039

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This book is another in the American Chemical Society's Series of Scientific and Technologic Monographs. According to the authors it is written for the practical use and information of chemists, engineers and others engaged in industry. As far as the medical profession is concerned, the book will be of value to industrial physicians and lecturers on industrial medicine. It does not seem suitable for students except as a reference source. Included in the contents are chapters covering a general survey of the field, elements of respiration, the respiratory functions of the blood and their laws and practical applications of the laws of gases and vapors. Of special interest are the chapters offering discussions on the principles determining absorption, distribution and elimination of volatile substances and classification and descriptions of noxious gases and vapors. Supplementing this information are practical statements on methods of resuscitation, first aid and prevention of poisoning by

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