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February 1944

Manual of Industrial Hygiene and Medical Service in War Industries.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(2):212. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290260102016

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The rapid growth of industry necessitates a related increase in industrial health practice. The need for this volume was clearly foreseen by the Committee on Industrial Medicine of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council, and the preparation of the book was entrusted to the United States Public Health Service. Special chapters were written by an outstanding group of experts.

The volume is divided into three parts. Part 1 is concerned with the organization and operation of facilities. This portion of the book is headed by an excellent chapter on the war's influence on industrial hygiene, written by J. J. Bloomfield. Other chapters cover the problems of plant medical facilities; organization of a plant medical department; medical, nursing and dental services, and the organization of plant emergency medical service and its integration with that of the community.

Part 2 is concerned with the prevention and control of