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Reviews of the early volumes of this set of encyclopedias have stressed the contents that are of interest to the physician. There is no intention to imply, however, that the main body of these volumes would not be of interest also, for there is a wealth of other information concerning related sciences and technologies. The purpose is to review for the physician those portions of primary interest to the medical profession as a whole.
Volume 5 contains articles of medical interest on diuretics and antidiuretic agents, industrial hygiene aspects of dust, emetics and expectorants, enzymes and enzymology and epinephrine. Articles on individual chemicals such as ether, ethylene and ethanolamines include statements concerning health hazards and toxicities encountered with these agents. Other topics of interest include dry cleaning, dyes, eggs, electronics, emollients, demulcents and emulsions.
Volume 6 includes little material on medicine, per se, but there is related information on such
Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Volume V: Di- to Explosions. Volume VI: Explosives to Furfural. JAMA. 1951;146(3):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030073043
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