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July 27, 1957

Occupational Diseases of the Skin

JAMA. 1957;164(13):1520. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980130096027

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This is the third edition of what has come to be the standard textbook on occupational diseases of the skin. This edition appears 10 years after the second and has been brought up to date. Three new chapters have been added: an interesting discussion on occupational marks by F. Ronchese; another on skin hazards from radiation in atomic industry, medicine, and defense by W. D. Norwood; and one on skin hazards of detergents and surface-active agents by Anthony M. Schwartz. This book is a complete source of information on occupational dermatoses and related matters. There is coverage of practically every kind of industrial contact that one is likely to encounter. There are chapters considering the dermatoses caused in various industries and those caused by contact with a wide variety of substances; finally, there is an analysis of many occupations considering what particular occupational hazards are associated with each. There is

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