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October 9, 1948

History of Factory and Mine Hygiene

JAMA. 1948;138(6):463. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900060067038

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Out of the smoke of pre-war Germany has come a book which speaks to stir the imagination of those who believe that health economies in design and production can be effected in America by increased governmental control. Dr. Teleky, an apparent advocate of "romance in type," informs his readers that factory health inspection in the United States is inferior to the German system. He mentions that American industrial health personnel are not well trained, and bemoans that there is heavy resistance to compulsory health insurance. The volume contains 13 chapters, including a summary, a bibliography and an index, heavy with foreign references. Readers of this book should clearly understand that Ludwig Teleky was for some years identified with the German way of doing things.

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