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August 7, 1948

Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1347. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490075051

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Her is a significant book that is designed, produced and geared to the present day needs of the industrial physician and the general practitioner engaged in industrial medical practice industrial hygienists, industrial health officers, nurses, students and others concerned with the many branches of occupational medicine and industrial hygiene will also be attracted by this most extraordinary source of practical information. The volume, divided into seven parts and forty-one chapters, vividly reflects the unique and extensive experience of the author. Practical data from every important phase of the field are presented in a well written, clear, decisive and conclusive manner.

Of particular interest are the thorough descriptions of the clinical features of industrial diseases, covering signs, symptoms, diagnosis, laboratory procedure and treatment. Case histories illustrate clinical entities. Permanent and temporary disabilities are estimated. In his approach to the industrial solvents Dr. Johnstone has presented a simple review of organic

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