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May 18, 1940

A Text-Book of Occupational Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1940;114(20):2052. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810200080026

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Abstract

The authors have devoted their careers to the subject of this work; hence they offer the most comprehensive volume thus far made available in this field. After a historical introduction, which indicates that Paracelsus was the first to write about occupational diseases, they take the reader to modern workmen's compensation laws. Next comes a consideration of the various causes of occupational dermatoses, diagnoses and some general considerations on methods of treatment. Succeeding chapters are devoted to innumerable industries and chemical substances, parasites and occupations associated with disturbances of the skin. Each chapter is followed by a comprehensive bibliography, and the illustrations are excellently chosen and well reproduced. The volume is a necessary item in the library of every dermatologist and worker in the field of industrial medicine.

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