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September 7, 1957

Practical Psychiatry for Industrial Physicians

JAMA. 1957;165(1):109. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980190111034

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Because of the numbers of people contacted and the amount of time spent in employment, industrial medicine possesses an ideal structure for the application of mental health procedures. An induserage work week is about 25% of the working person's waking time. In view of the fact that these hours are intimately related to the economic security of the country and have special dynamic meanings for the worker himself, it is to be wondered that recognition and growth of the psychiatric side of industrial medicine was so late. The present volume is one of very few to present the multifaceted psychiatric aspects of medicine in the industrial world. The author cites much material from his own experience and from that of physicians in industry at large. He discusses motivation, fatigue and boredom, morale and absenteeism, accident proneness, job stress, and various other industrial medical problems. The first two sections consist of

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