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What does L stand for?

L stands for Lewisite

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95 Hardcover RA1245 Written by Christianson, an author and investigative reporter with a particular interest in the history of imprisonment and gas chambers, this book explores in-depth the development of hazardous gases such as chlorine, phosgene, mustard gas, lewisite, hydrogen cyanide, and a variety of nerve agents.
The exclusion criteria for experimental and epidemiologic studies were a) no original research (reviews, editorials, nonresearch letters); b) studies performed only on people with diabetes, including case reports; c) lack of outcomes related to diabetes or glucose metabolism; d) no data on arsenic exposure; e) experiments in nonmammalian cells, or noncellular experiments; f) animal studies administering a single dose of arsenic; and g) culture cell experiments using lewisite or oxophenylarsine.
Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's Worm War I Weapon of Mass Destruction.
Lewisite was not used during WWI, but it became a commonly produced chemical warfare agent during the early and middle parts of the 20th century.