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January 1939

ABSTRACT OF DISCUSSION ON SYMPOSIUM ON INDUSTRIAL DERMATOSES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(1):81-88. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480190084007

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Abstract

Dr. C. Guy Lane, Boston: These papers—I am including Dr. Osborne's for my purposes at present—represent four major items with reference to industrial cutaneous disease: (1) cutaneous manifestations, (2) problems of sensitization, (3) the processes to which the various applicants for compensation are exposed and (4) matters of compensation and the legal aspect.

In regard to cutaneous manifestations: Dr. Downing has presented charts showing various diseases which are constantly coming up before dermatologists and other physicians with reference to possible industrial aspects. Dr. Miller has emphasized chronic granulomas as possibly compensable and has stressed well, I think, the matter of syphilis. The dermatologist by reason of his interest, training and experience should be relied on for the interpretation of these manifestations, and he should do all possible in the way of educating industrial commissions and insurance companies with regard to these manifestations which occur on the skin. Dermatologists will be

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