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November 5, 1960

DANGEROUS DUSTS AND FURTIVE FUMES-"NEW" AND RESURRECTED

JAMA. 1960;174(10):1320-1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030100088020
Abstract

If there is any truth in the old adage about there being "nothing new under the sun," then American industry and the American medical profession seem to be creating an interesting illusion, since the one continues to produce and the other to recognize what appear to be "new" diseases. But appearances may be deceiving, and that which at first glance seems so original may, on closer scrutiny, prove to be but a reincarnation of the old.

To the long list of time-honored occupational diseases of the lungs—the more important mineral dust pneumoconioses, of which silicosis, berylliosis, and asbestosis are familiar examples, and the less

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