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August 14, 1915

Occupational Affections of the Skin. A Brief Account of the Trade Processes and Agents Which Give Rise to Them.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(7):643-644. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580070077034

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The author's effort in this work has been to collect in readily accessible form the knowledge which we possess of the damages caused to the skin by the irritants used in various occupations. He states in his very modest preface that the origin of the work was his own necessities; it is not often that a man meets his own needs better than the author must have done in this book. He has brought together an enormous amount of information concerning skin diseases produced by occupational causes, and neither the author nor any one else who consults it will be likely to find anything lacking which he wants to know on this subject. The work might, indeed, have well been entitled, "A Consideration of the Dermatoses Produced by External Irritants"; for it covers not only the usual occupational dermatoses, but also the dermatoses due to poisonous plants, and many of

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