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December 6, 1941

Trauma and Disease

JAMA. 1941;117(23):2015. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820490089037

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This volume includes eighteen chapters devoted to the relation of trauma to specific disease conditions, written by authors prominent in their respective fields. The first chapter, by Drs. Brahdy and Kahn, the editors, serves as an introduction to the general subject and presents fundamental principles for determining the relationship between trauma and disease.

The articles are written from the point of view of the medical expert; as indicated in the opening chapters, an attempt has been made to avoid introducing a predominant medicolegal influence. Certainly this book is "must" reading for any one going to court as a medical expert, a witness, or a lawyer in a case involving trauma and disease. It should be of great value to those interested in industrial medical problems, compensation commissions and the many physicians, lawyers and jurists who are called on to decide in given cases what the effects of trauma may be.

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