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September 17, 1932

INDUSTRIAL DERMATOSES: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ALLERGY AND MYCOTIC DERMATITIS

JAMA. 1932;99(12):972-977. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740640014004
Abstract

Within the past few years research work and clinical investigation have entirely changed certain aspects of industrial dermatoses. We refer particularly to the work of Jadassohn,1 Bloch2 and his co-workers, Sulzberger and Wise,3 and Sulzberger4 in the demonstration of the fundamental importance of allergy in the production of dermatitis or eczema, particularly by the employment of the patch test and the passive transfer method of Prausnitz and Küstner in their investigations. Alderson5 has called attention to the dilemma in which the Industrial Accident Commission of California was placed in considering a case of sensitization to turpentine and paint. The questions asked of Alderson and his committee by the Industrial Accident Commission illustrate the necessity for a clarification of our ideas on this subject. This refers to general physicians, industrial physicians and, particularly, to dermatologists who may be called in consultation. The second aspect of industrial

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