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December 4, 1954

Intoxications et maladies professionnelles

JAMA. 1954;156(14):1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950140073028

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Appraised by American standards, this book (in French) is to be rated as an elaborate manual with extensive coverage for selected items, most of which are already well explored in the United States. Items on which there is a dearth of information in the United States are often unmentioned or mentioned only in listings in this book. Much of the book is devoted to tabulations and listings. Because numerous sections devoted to legislation and legal restriction apply only to France, the value of the book in this country is limited. Occasionally statements are made at wide variance to those accepted in the United States. For example, extensive coverage is given to chronic carbon monoxide poisoning, yet the existence of this condition is consistently denied in this country. Although the author and his associates regularly introduce the names of investigators throughout the industrial world, exact citations are not provided regularly, and

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