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August 23, 1902

Dangerous Trades. The Historical. Social, and Legal Aspects of Industrial Occupations as Affecting Health, by a Number of Experts.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(8):442. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480340036016

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This work is a pioneer in its special line, and as a treatise on special hygiene it fills a place that has long been empty. It fits in well to the modern sociologic tendencies to take some account of the welfare of the working classes and contains much valuable information on this point, not only as to the actual dangers, but as to the exaggerated ones, which are sometimes described. The editor has gotten together a vast amount of material from various sources, largely British, and has been able to enlist for his assistance a number of able writers who are either authorities on their special subjects or who, from their official position and special lines of research, are particularly qualified to speak in regard to the dangers of the particular occupations of which they write. The sections in regard to British legislation are instructive, though they do not so

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