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August 12, 1939

Evaluation of the Industrial Hygiene Problems of New Hampshire

JAMA. 1939;113(7):620. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800320072033

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This survey, which will be of greatest interest to physicians in New Hampshire, typifies the analysis of industrial hazards and present methods of control conducted recently by bureaus of industrial hygiene in a number of state health departments under the general guidance and stimulation of the United States Public Health Service. Sixty tables and the accompanying text present the character and extent of harmful exposures encountered by workmen in the area, including the availability of medical and nursing services, hospitalization, plant dispensaries, first aid arrangements and safety provisions in general. A series of recommendations is attached, sound and laudable for the most part but in which little mention is made of the possibilities for useful cooperation with organized medicine in the state or with individual industrial practitioners. This occurs in spite of a plea for better reporting of occupational diseases unattainable without considerable assistance from all types of physicians. Nevertheless

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