National Geographic : 1945 Nov
"Didn+t 4 OUR YOUNG FRIEND means exactly that. He wasn't hurt a bit. And what happened to him is now the rule-not the exception. For today dentists-as well as physicians and surgeons-have at their disposal many safe and effective pain preventives. These merciful preparations fall into two types, analgesics wlich are used to reduce pain, and anestheticswhich are used to abolish all sensation. Whichever type your dentist or physician de cides upon, you can know that his methods and understanding of pain prevention represent al most incredible progress in recent years. They are a far cry from the effort of Sir Humphry Davy, rt a Bit!" who discovered the anesthetic effects of nitrous oxide in 1800. Regardless of the pain preventive selected to meet your needs, you can he increasingly confi dent of its purity and effectiveness. For the pharmaceutical manufacturers wio make anesthetics and analgesics now have a wide variety of synthetic organic chemicals from which to select their raw materials. The quality and potency of these chemicals are of assured uni formity because they are man-made under strict, scientific control. And, untiring research is con tinually increasing the number available for use in the prevention of pain. Many of today's synthetic organic chemicals were developed through research by CARBIDE AND CARBON CHEMICALS CORPORATION. More than 160 of these chemicals are now produced as raw materials for industry by this one Unit of UCC. Among these are diethylethanolamine used by pharmaceuticalmanufacturers as an intermediate in the preparationof novocaine so familiar to dental practice .. . a cetic anhydride used in the synthesis of aspirin and other analgesics . . . and others like ethyl ether, ethanol, dichlorethyl ether, dimethylethanolamine,and methyldiethanola mine, which serve in important ways in the preparationof pain preventives. FREE: If you'd like a full color reproductionof this painting, without advertising, write UNION CARBIDE, Dept. E -11, New York City. UNION CARBIDE AND CARBON CORPORATION 30 East 42nd Street l New York 17, N. Y. Principal Units in the United States and their Products ALLOYS AND METALS-Electro Metallurgical Company, Haynes Stelllte Company, Kemet Laboratories Company, Inc., United States Vanadium Corporation CHEMICALS- Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation PLASTICS-Bakelite Corporation ELECTRODES, CARBONS AND BATTERIES-National Carbon Company, Inc. INDUSTRIAL GASES AND CARBIDE-The Linde Air Products Company, The Oxweld Railroad Service Company, The Prest.O-Lite Company, Inc.