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November 18, 1950

The Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress on Industrial Medicine, London, 13th-17th September, 1948

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1041-1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120065031

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The Ninth International Congress on Industrial Medicine was attended by 900 delegates representing 46 nations. There were 235 presentations made by 215 contributors, representing a good cross section of interests in one aspect or another of medicine in industry.

The various fields covered by the contributions are divided into six sections: social aspects, environment, nursing, clinical (including dermatology, ophthalmology and pulmonary diseases), practices (including the organization of industrial medical services and the hazards of specific industries, such as the oil, textile and mining operations) and special subjects (including the educational and legal aspects of medicine in industry, together with a consideration of the hazards of radiant energy and electricity and a symposium on color vision). The pneumonoconioses are given coverage commensurate with their importance, including "coal-workers' " pneumonoconiosis, as described by the British school, and diatomaceous earth pneumonoconiosis. as well as classical silicosis. The presentation of these subjects emphasizes the many

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