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October 12, 1935

Industrial Medicine

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410058029

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The happy teaming of an industrial physician and surgeon and a research engineer versed in applied physiology, both well known, has led to the production of this volume, which is intended as a "vade mecum" for the general practitioner as well as for the industrial physician and engineer. The aim has been to clarify what is meant by industrial medicine and the nature of the principle health hazards to which workers may be exposed, with a chapter on the industrial surgical program. The problems divide themselves into two groups: maintenance of health, and diagnosis and treatment of minor sickness and of injuries. Prevention is largely an engineering problem (it might have been better to say chemical engineering) but is perfected only by a close cooperation of the medical department. In no other field is there such a close relation between these two professions (an exception might be found in public

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