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August 15, 1925

Industrial Poisons in the United States.

JAMA. 1925;85(7):540. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670070060039

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For many years, Dr. Alice Hamilton has given special attention to poisoning as it occurs in industry. She has now collected in one volume observations of her own, as well as those made by others interested in this subject, and presents what is probably the most complete discussion of the matter available in English. Her book is particularly worth while for American readers, since none of the available textbooks are particularly related to American conditions. As she points out in the preface, the control of industrial poisoning in this country is as yet in its infancy, and we do not have the statistical information and other important data concerning our industries that are freely available to the European investigator. Dr. Hamilton urges that physicians who see such cases record accurately the exact source of the metallic or other substance occurring in industry responsible for poisoning.

There has been an enormous

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