W. B. DEICHMANN, PH.D.; K. V. KITZMILLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. WITHERUP, B.S.; RALPH JOHANSMANN, M.D.
Kerosene is a hydrocarbon complex, derived from crude oil or petroleum, used essentially for illuminating and heating purposes. It is composed of fractions of high boiling point (initial 200-350° F., final 500-600° F.) and relatively low volatility, and differs according to the source and consequent composition of the crude oil stocks. These are essentially asphaltic and paraffin-base derivatives, the former containing aromatic and highly unsaturated hydrocarbons. Refining processes usually leave traces of impurities in the finished product. These may be sulfur and nitrogen compounds, caustic alkali, alkaline plumbite solution, organic solvents and adsorbents such as fuller's earth. The kerosenes
DEICHMANN WB, KITZMILLER KV, WITHERUP S, JOHANSMANN R. KEROSENE INTOXICATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:803–823. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-803
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