Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Peter J. Baxter, Peter H. Adams, Tar-Ching Aw, Anne Cockcroft, and J. Malcolm Harrington, 9th ed, 1001 pp, with illus, $198.50, ISBN 0-340-67750-3, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2000.
American history documents numerous cultural invasions by the British, such as the Beatles and double-decker buses. Hunter's Disease of Occupations, ninth edition (Hunter-9), is a British work poised to invade the US market for general textbooks in occupational medicine. Currently, US occupational health care providers typically have on their bookshelves at least one of the six popular general texts. These books cover the spectrum of the specialty and sometimes provide good clinical guidance. Will Hunter-9 cause US readers to make room on their bookshelves for this 1001-page $198.50 text? To answer this question I explored this book in terms of the topics covered, clinical guidance provided, and limitations anticipated for the US reader.
Occupational MedicineHunter's Diseases of Occupations. JAMA. 2000;284(15):1985-1986. doi:10.1001/jama.284.15.1985