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Article
January 1989

Dermatologic Clinics: Occupational Dermatoses

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edited by James S. Taylor, 159 pp, with illus, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1988.

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(1):137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670130139027

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Abstract

Occupational Dermatoses is the first issue of volume 6 of Dermatologic Clinics. The book is ably edited by James Taylor, whose goal for the volume is to help "rekindle interest in occupational skin diseases." The book consists of 19 chapters contributed by 23 authors from North America, the Scandinavian countries, and the United Kingdom. The topics covered include the technique and benefits of examining the workplace, predisposing factors for occupational skin diseases, patch testing, detection of contact allergens, hydrofluoric acid burns, prevention of occupational dermatoses, and occupational nail disorders. There are also chapters dealing with occupational skin diseases occurring in specific work environments, "right-to-know" laws, and an annotated bibliography of sources of information on occupational dermatology. Enigmatically, the volume ends with an unrelated chapter on melanocytic nevi.

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