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BannedA History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology$
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Frederick Rowe Davis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300205176

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300205176.001.0001

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The University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory

The University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory

(p.72) Chapter 3 The University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory

Frederick Rowe Davis

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the role of the University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory in the development of toxicology and in scientific efforts to support defence during World War II. The Toxicity Laboratory was one of the first institutions devoted entirely to toxicological research. Some research topics pursued there provide important links in such areas as the joint toxicity and resistance to antimalarial drugs. E. M. K. Geiling directed several programs on behalf of the war through the Toxicity Laboratory. In addition to studying antimalarial drug therapies, scientists at the Toxicity Laboratory devoted considerable effort to the analysis of nitrogen mustards. In general, Geiling and the growing group of scientists at the Tox Lab carried out a broad range of studies with implications for pharmacology and for toxicology as a distinct discipline.

Keywords:   World War II, Toxicology Laboratory, Geiling, antimalarial drugs, chemical weapons, nitrogen mustards, pharmacology

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