Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Recently occupational health texts have appeared every 2 to 3 years. Environmental and Occupational Medicine, third edition,
appeared in 19981 followed by Hunter's Diseases of Occupations, ninth edition, in 2000.2 The
pattern continues with A Practical Approach to Occupational
and Environmental Medicine, the third edition of another established
text, edited by Robert J. McCunney. These textbooks define the specialty of
occupational and environmental medicine, although for the busy clinician or
inquisitive administrator, they merge into the genre of periodically updated
occupational medicine text. The feature distinguishing McCunney's text from
the rest is its distinctly clinical approach.
Allen JW. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. JAMA. 2003;290(19):2610-2611. doi:10.1001/jama.290.19.2610-a