F. H. LEWEY, M.D.
According to the statistics of the Textile Economics Bureau, 78,000,000 pounds of carbon disulphide (CS2) were employed in 1937 in the 19 viscose rayon plants operating in the United States of America. Thousands of workers were thus exposed to the potential danger of absorbing CS2 fumes and falling victim to intoxication. Despite this fact five short case histories published before 1905 (Bard,1 Peterson,2 Heath,3 Jump and Cruice,4 Francine,5 and one report of recent years (Gordy and Trumper6)) constitute all that American medicine has contributed to this subject.
Credit should be given to Dr. Alice Hamilton for 15 years of relentless
LEWEY FH. NEUROLOGICAL, MEDICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS INDICATING CHRONIC INDUSTRIAL CARBON DISULPHIDE ABSORPTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:869–883. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-869
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):869-883.
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