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November 11, 1961

Fluorosis; the Health Aspects of Fluorine Compounds

JAMA. 1961;178(6):682. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040450146029

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This scholarly, clearly and succinctly written book deals authoritatively with the fluorides, particularly the inorganic ones, and with the recognition, assessment, prevention, control, and treatment of their harmful effects on man, animals, and plants. At the same time, it establishes the value of the fluorides, not only to man's economy, but also to his health and effectively refutes the objections raised to the fluoridation of public water supplies for the prevention of dental caries.

The book cites 204 references to the literature on its subject. These are arranged for convenience in the alphabetic order of the names of their authors. It contains 34 tables and 11 figures, all carefully selected. The book consists of an introduction and 13 chapters, titled, respectively, "Occurrence of Fluorides," "Skeletal Fluorosis in Man," "Ingestion, Inhalation, Excretion, and Storage," "Fluoride Concentration in Blood and Effects on Enzymes," "Acute Fluoride Poisoning in Man," "The Effects of Organic

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