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September 20, 1941

Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases: Course Outline and Digest of Lectures

JAMA. 1941;117(12):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820380077035

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Abstract

This volume represents one approach to the existing requirement for more and better organized instruction in industrial hygiene and occupational disease control. The subject matter contained in the fifteen lectures collected here in mimeographed form is not intended for physicians or industrial hygienists but rather for insurance and supervisory personnel in close personal association with working men and environment. Nevertheless, much of the information could be studied with profit by practicing physicians, and certainly a review of this material, particularly its style of organization, would be helpful to curriculum committees in medical and professional schools. The headings of the lectures include such topics as dust producing materials, metallic poisoning, toxic gases, toxic organic solvents, dermatoses and venereal diseases and then proceed to more general considerations of certain social and economic aspects of occupational diseases and specific methods of control. A reasonably complete industrial hygiene bibliography is included.

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