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April 27, 1940

Industrial Health: Asset or Liability

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By C. O. Sappington, A.B., M.D., Dr.P.H. Cloth. Price, $3.75. Pp. 224, with portrait. Chicago: Industrial Commentaries, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(17):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810170089034

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Abstract

The years of experience of Dr. Sappington make him an eligible choice for a work on industrial health. His book is essentially an outline which begins with a general discussion of the nature of health service and its philosophy, considers many special problems, and discusses as well the practice of industrial health as a specialty. In thirteen main conclusions he summarizes the significant facts brought out by this volume. It is interesting to learn that the sources of the most costly kind of illnesses among employees are largely nonindustrial but the effects are industrial. The author supplies information as to sources of important material. A large appendix to the book provides a series of forms for the use of those interested in industrial health work.

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