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November 29, 1947

Occupational Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1947;135(13):876. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890130066030

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Here is abook that can be recommended without qualification. It is decisive and conclusive and it is complete in every respect. Beginning with historical data, it goes on to a consideration of the medicolegal aspects, the compensation provisions in the various states and of course, fundamentals such as incidence, classification, diagnosis, treatment and malingering. Of particular interest are the brief yet thorough descriptions of actual working conditions and technics of the various industries, which aid toward the readier understanding of the pathogenesis of many dermatoses. The book covers a field wider than its title would indicate, for practically the entire field of irritant-caused dermatitis is given consideration. The section devoted to cosmetics considers not alone eruptions occurring in the industry but also those that occur among persons who use the products. The technic of testing new products is described. Eruptions due to shoes and wearing apparel are similarly considered not

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