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October 21, 1933

Workmen's Compensation: Its Medical Aspect.

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By Sir John Collie, C.M.G., D.L., M.D. Consulting Medical Officer to the Ministry of Pensions. Cloth. Temporary price, $2.25. Pp. 160. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1339-1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420059034

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Abstract

All those who are in any way associated with the administration of the medical phases of workmen's compensation in the United States will welcome this volume, which deals with the workmen's compensation acts of England in a thorough and convincing manner. The author presents in a lucid style and a concise form the growth of compensation and the legal and medical aspects of the medical phases of compensation as they have been modified from time to time. In his discussion of the growth of compensation, he says:

It is thirty-six years since the first Act was passed, and it may be opportune now to envisage the present position, which certainly affords material for reflection. It was calculated by the Home Office, in affording information as to the probable effect of the passing of the Act of 1897, that 150,000 accidents a year would fall within its scope. In the seven

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