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October 17, 1959

Textbook of Toxicology

JAMA. 1959;171(7):1039-1040. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010250177026

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Abstract

This comprehensive new textbook presents its subject matter in a concise, understandable manner. The phenomenal expansion of industry; the widespread use of atomic energy; the growth of all branches of chemistry; the increase in the use of chemical agents for industrial, agricultural, and household purposes; and the recognition of the rights of the individual to protection against possible hazards have introduced many new toxicological problems. With these advances has come the need for a textbook which presents the essentials of toxicology as an introduction to the subject and as a source of information. This book is designed to cover this need for medical students, graduate students, and undergraduates who are interested in the general principles of toxicology and in facts with practical application. It should also be of great use to the practicing toxicologist, general physician, and research worker.

The historical development, general principles, and medicolegal aspects of toxicology are

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