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November 21, 1936

Industrial Dust: Hygienic Significance, Measurement and Control

JAMA. 1936;107(21):1746. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770470064026

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Abstract

Control of the dust hazard in industry is the joint duty of the physician and the engineer. On the whole, the engineer has done a better job than the physician. Two engineers at Harvard University, long and much experienced in industrial dust problems, have produced this praiseworthy book, covering almost every aspect of the problems of industrial dust in relation to the health of workers. The greater the familiarity of the reader with industrial dusts and dust diseases, the higher will be the appreciation of this excellent publication. Much of the material of this book represents first hand investigations of its authors. This, together with the work of other engineers and physicians, is well organized from the standpoint of the engineer. The scope of the field covered is reflected in chapters on the physical properties of dusts, fumes and mists, the effects of dusts and fumes on man, physical and

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