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October 10, 1980

Induced Disease: Drug, Irradiation, Occupation

Author Affiliations

Fallon Clinic, Inc Worcester, Mass

JAMA. 1980;244(15):1729. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310150063040

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This book is composed of 19 essays related to health problems induced by drugs, irradiation, or occupational hazards. The editor is director of the Department of Radiology at the Franch Hospital in San Francisco and has teaching appointments at two campuses of the University of California.

Part 1 consists of six papers on selected aspects of drug-induced disease, specifically, liver tumors, rickets, pulmonary disease, pseudomembranous colitis, and the relation of oral contraceptives to ischemic bowel disease. There is also a paper on drug hazards in coronary arteriography and one on radiological studies of animal models for evaluation of drug- and occupation-induced diseases.

Part 2 is concerned with diseases induced by diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. The first two articles in this part discuss the "Management of Radiation Hazard." There are excellent, brief treatments of mammography, the pros and cons of the Ten Day Principle (which proposes that nonurgent radiography of the