January 2, 1932

Occupational Diseases: In Relation to Compensation and Health Insurance.

JAMA. 1932;98(1):74. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730270078037

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The purpose of this work as stated by the author is "to review the various hazards to which many workers are being regularly exposed and to determine whether a system of health insurance can be applied to meet the large number of cases of occupational diseases and industrial poisoning." The volume consists of six chapters. The first is historical and definitive. The second and third deal with the hazards in dusty trades and in metal, chemical and miscellaneous industries. The various deleterious substances that may be the cause of disease or illness of workmen engaged in the industry are clearly set forth, but the work would be of greater value to the physician if more attention were given to the symptomatology of the diseases produced, the means for their identification, and the causal relation. The fourth chapter deals with the laws for the regulation and prevention of occupational diseases. The

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