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May 27, 1939

Silikosen i den danske Industri

JAMA. 1939;112(21):2200. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800210094038

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A thesis in connection with the acquisition of a doctor of medicine degree, this book embraces a three year study at the Silkeborg Sanatorium in Denmark. The period of observation ended in 1932, although publication was not made until 1937. The author says that much less concern was exercised over silicosis, asbestosis and other forms of pneumoconiosis in Denmark than in several other countries. Appraised at this later time, his own grasp of such diseases and his understanding of the underlying pathologic change appear to have been far in advance of the general level throughout the world in 1931. The major industries studied were sandblasting, molding (foundries), stone cutting, sandstone and granite cutting, millstone work, cement making, the manufacture of cleansing powders, metal grinding, including instrument grinding, and brick making. The book has four major divisions: the general clinical and laboratory aspects of dusty lung diseases, a description of the

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