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October 16, 1915

Gas Poisoning in Mining and Other Industries.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(16):1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580160077038

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This is an exceptionally complete study of the entire subject. The prevention and treatment of gas poisoning is of particular interest to the mining industries. Cases of poisoning are continually brought to the attention of medicolegal authorities, and must be studied from the aspects both of a coroner's office and of the Workmen's Compensation Act. The first author of the book is a medicolegal authority of note; the second author has been for many years chief surgeon of mining and iron working industries in Scotland. The literature has been studied exhaustively, and numerous references are quoted throughout the book.

In the chapter on resuscitation is a discussion of the various apparatus for rescue work, and considerable space is devoted to one particular resuscitating device. Unfortunately, the authors have apparently not observed the report of the joint committee appointed by the U. S. Bureau of Mines and the American Medical Association,

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