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November 24, 1956

Industrial Medicine and Hygiene. Volumes I-III

JAMA. 1956;162(13):1267. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970300067032

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This is an ambitious work, as indicated by its title. It comprises three volumes, lists about 1,500 references to the pertinent European and American literature, and contains sections from over 30 contributors representing medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, chemistry, psychology, nursing, industrial hygiene, civil and electrical engineering, law, and management. Besides industrial medical directors and governmental plant inspectors, the physicians contributing include public health specialists, internists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, and some who are lawyers as well. The first volume should be of particular value to the British reader, inasmuch as it presents the background and basis, in British history and law, of workmen's compensation and of programs of industrial health and rehabilitation and the organization and statistics of health services of various British industries. The American reader will derive greater profit from a study of the other two volumes. Volume II deals with occupational skin diseases, ophthalmology, psychology, compressed air, heating, ventilation,

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