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May 6, 1916

INDUSTRIAL ANILIN POISONING IN THE UNITED STATES

Author Affiliations

AKRON, OHIO; CHICAGO

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(19):1441-1445. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580450007003
Abstract

Industrial poisoning from anilin and substances closely allied to it has long been recognized in Germany, where the manufacture of anilin dyes is an enormously important industry, and the possible effects on the workmen of the various substances used or evolved during such manufacture has there been a subject of study since the sixties. More recently the growth of the dye industry in Great Britain has led to reports in that country concerning cases of anilin and of nitrobenzene poisoning.1 As we know, there was no attempt in this country to compete with Germany in the manufacture of anilin colors or of anilin itself till the war shut off the supply and forced us to begin to make for ourselves what had heretofore been obtained from Germany. Uncertainty as to the duration of the war and lack of skill in these complicated processes delayed for many months the equipment

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