Published Online: 1 July 1973
Page Count: 6
Professor of Toxicology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
(Received 27 October 1972; accepted 29 January 1973)
It is most interesting to note that toxicology in general has become a very popular and paramount science in the last decade. Stimulated by man's concern with adverse health effects—specifically, drugs and alcohol, air pollution, water pollution, etc.—toxicology has become a common household word, although it continues to be mispronounced and, occasionally, misspelled. Table 1 contains a listing of the many titles that have been given to the author on letters addressed to him at the University and at the Coroner's Office. The ultimate was the receipt of a letter addressed to the “Chief Taxidermist,” Allegheny County Coroner's Office!!!
Paper ID: JFS10438J