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July 15, 1939

Accidents du travail: Accidents de droit commun, invalidités de guerre, maladies professionnelles. Guide pour l'évaluation des incapacités

JAMA. 1939;113(3):257. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800280069031

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Primarily this publication represents a guide for the evaluation of disability after industrial accidents. Emphasis is placed on the contention that industrial accidents present special surgical features unlike those characterizing the surgery of warfare or the surgery of automobile accidents. A large portion of this book well portrays the unusual medical, surgical and legal features of industrial accidents, together with the industrial aspects of arthritis, heart disease, diarrhea, goiter and venereal diseases. While the subtitle suggests that occupational diseases are embraced, only meager presentations occur, so that the book cannot be sponsored as representing adequate coverage of trade diseases. Its chief worth is in relation to industrial fractures, amputations, mutilations, paralyses and injuries of tendons and muscles. Various sections are devoted to laws, decrees, expert testimony and preparation of reports, all of which would be valuable in French courts and in French insurance matters but are of restricted application in

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