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March 4, 1961

Modern Occupational Medicine—

JAMA. 1961;175(9):829. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040090089040

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This publication represents an extensive revision of the first edition, published in 1954, and the addition of new chapters. Among the 23 contributors, all of the du Pont organization, are medical administrators, psychiatrists, a surgeon, a dermatologist, chemical engineers, industrial hygiene engineers, a toxicologist, a lawyer, and a statistician. The authors have slanted their contributions toward the chemical industry where toxicological hazards are important, as evidenced by their recommendation of a full-time physician in a plant of 1,000 employees. Nevertheless, the principles of organization and procedures, as expressed in this book, are generally applicable.

The toxicity and biological action of chemicals, singly and in groups, are described, as well as the treatment of accidental poisoning. This authoritative and well-rounded book is a valuable source of information not only for industrial physicians but also for all persons concerned with occupational health, including physicians in rural areas who deal with the farmer

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