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October 1, 1927

THE STUDY OF LEAD POISONING IN AN ENAMELING PLANT

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NASHVILLE, TENN.

JAMA. 1927;89(14):1107-1113. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140003002
Abstract

In a study of the health problems of Nashville during the past year, a survey was made of the industries of the community employing a hundred or more men, from the standpoint of the medical service and hygienic measures provided for the care and protection of the health of employees. As many as thirty-five industrial and commercial establishments were investigated. Hazardous processes involving the use of dangerous substances were noted in four of these places; in three, the protection by enclosure and exhaust ventilation appeared to be adequate, while in one of the places examined the method of handling the process was not satisfactory.

After the study had been made, a workman from the factory which was pronounced as having a possible industrial hazard reported, October 23, to a local hospital for examination. The hospital record of the case revealed that the patient's condition had been diagnosed as peptic ulcer.

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