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January 15, 1938

Recent Advances in Industrial Hygiene and Medicine

JAMA. 1938;110(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030066026

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Industrial hygiene has in recent years come to assume an important place both in medicine and in industry. It will in future form an integral part in the medical curriculum. In this book Dr. Ling has brought together the modern advances which have been made in industrial hygiene. The recognition, prevention and cure of the occupational diseases known, say, thirty years ago and taught to the medical students of that generation form a very small part of industrial medicine of the present day. The occupational selection of employees is a problem of prime importance both to employers and to workers. Dr. Ling discusses psychic and physical aptitudes for employment in all their bearings, with wide knowledge of the progress that has been made and with considerable caution. Industrial sickness is examined from the point of view not only of engagement in dangerous trades but of industry in general. The effect

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