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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee to Survey the Health Effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite.
Veterans at Risk : the health effects of mustard gas and Lewisite / Constance M. Pechura and David P. Rall, editors.
"Committee to Survey the Health Effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite. Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Mustard gas—Toxicology. 2. Lewisite (Poison gas)—Toxicology. I. Pechura, Constance M. II. Rall, David P. III. Title.
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