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January 8, 1944

The Principles and Practice of Industrial Medicine

JAMA. 1944;124(2):131. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850020061028

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The impressive collection of thirty-three contributed chapters by authorities in the field of industrial health is in effect a genuine testimonial to the expanding scope and importance of the subject. Indeed, the statement is made that industrial medicine is as broad as medical practice and that no one individual can fully comprehend, let alone supply, the entire demands which industry as a whole places on medicine and hygiene. This book does supply the answers to many gaps in professional knowledge—gaps which the editor very pointedly attributes to failure of medical educators to recognize a most significant and valuable element in the distribution of highly necessary medical service. Excellent information is presented on these subjects, which all too often fall outside the customary range of medical interest and experience but about which physicians must be prepared to answer—accident occurrence and prevention, environmental medicine, illumination, fatigue, toxicology, workmen's compensation and rehabilitation. All

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