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March 24, 1956

The Diseases of Occupations

JAMA. 1956;160(12):1098. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960470094031

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This monumental collection of much-needed information on occupational diseases, from a global point of view, should be heartily welcomed by all involved in various phases of occupational health. The author has devoted many years of his professional life to this field. Apparently he would like us to think of this volume as a compendium on the subject, for in his preface he says that this book contains the knowledge gained in 20 years' teaching and is designed chiefly for the student, the general practitioner, and the consultant. Although he seems to think that the industrial medical officer and the works chemist will need to consult books much more detailed, this need for more detail will seldom arise. Few books attempting to cover such a broad field give such a useful and practical consideration of every phase of occupational diseases and health. Every type of occupation is considered, not only in

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