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December 4, 1909

Industrial Section of Congress on Hygiene

JAMA. 1909;LIII(23):1930. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550230058013

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To the Editor:  —Section IV of the International Congress on Hygiene and Demography, meeting in Washington, Oct. 1, 1910, will deal with industrial and occupational hygiene. This is an almost entirely unexplored field in our country and the coming congress offers for the first time an opportunity for a full discussion of the diseases incident to industry in the United States and the measures of prevention which should be advocated. Many papers dealing with conditions in Europe and England have been promised, and it is hoped that conditions in this country will also be thoroughly discussed. Physicians whose private or hospital practice lies among people of the wage-earning class are reminded that very little original work has been done by Americans in industrial diseases and that statistical studies of the morbidity rate in the different trades would be of great value. Communications regarding such papers should be sent to 1819

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