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November 25, 1998

Occupational and Environmental MedicineInternational Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Author Affiliations
 

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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edited by Jessica A. Herzstein, William B. Bunn III, Lora E. Fleming, J. Malcolm Harrington, Jerry Jeyaratnam, and Ian Robert Gardner, 768 pp, with illus, $115, ISBN 0-8151-4362-1, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.

JAMA. 1998;280(20):1795-1796. doi:10.1001/jama.280.20.1795

The lead article in a recent issue of a well-known financial newspaper declared, "There are no German or US companies . . . only successful ones." With companies transitioning from a national to a global focus, new medical, environmental, and safety challenges emerge. Occupational and environmental medicine, with its focus on health in the workplace and environment, becomes the first specialty to address these challenges.

The six editors of International Occupational and Environmental Medicine bring together 119 contributors and advisors to produce a well-integrated, readable reference, which describes the health, safety, and environmental impact of the transition to the global economy. One of the editors appears to have directed each of the eight parts of the book, so the reader enjoys a uniform approach to such diverse topics as environmental hazards and populations, occupational hazards and populations, and occupational and environmental programs in the international setting.

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