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April 17, 1937

Occupation and Health: Encyclopaedia of Hygiene, Pathology and Social Welfare. Volume I: A-H; Volume II: I-Z

JAMA. 1937;108(16):1370. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780160062033

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The increasing interest in industrial disease and in the problems in health arising from industry make especially valuable the preparation of this encyclopedia. In its development, competent industrial physicians and surgeons from all over the world have participated. The subjects concerned are classified under the headings of the work itself, the worker and the environment. Toxic substances like acetone, for example, are discussed under headings which indicate the nature of the substance, its method of preparation, its uses, the means for detecting its presence, legislation affecting the substance and the bibliographic references. Under more widely used substances, as, for example, acetylene, there are also references concerning statistics, diagnosis, symptoms and hygiene. There are extensive articles on accidents in industry, resuscitation devices, canning and food preserving, effects of industry on children and young people, and many similar topics. Particularly interesting is a discussion of industrial diseases associated with hair cutting and

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