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June 17, 1933

Arbeit und Gesundheit: Sozialmedizinische Schriftenreihe aus dem Gebiete des Reichsarbeitsministeriums.

JAMA. 1933;100(24):1960-1961. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740240056041

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Abstract

This booklet concerns itself with tuberculosis and heart disease in the field of industrial hygiene and public health. It is especially directed to the day by day physical exaction of work and the increased susceptibility of the worker to occupational diseases and the early causation of degenerative disease because of this day by day immeasurable toll taken by all prolonged physical labor. Throughout are many references to the application of the German workmen's compensation law, and particularly the occupational disease law. The author advocates compulsory physical examination, increased medical care, hospitalization, and baths wherever indicated. Among other headings, the following are cited as reflecting the general trend of the booklet's contents: facts regarding the length of life and general health of the nation; rates of deaths from various diseases; numbers of those involved but still alive; cause of these conditions and the rehabilitation of the patient; rheumatism, syphilis and arteriosclerosis

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