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November 1942

Occupational Tumors and Allied Diseases

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(5):781-782. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500170165030

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An astonishing amount of valuable information for the dermatologist is contained in this impressive book of reference. Of 720 pages dealing with occupational tumors of all organs and tissues, 280 pages, or nearly 40 per cent, are devoted to tumors of the skin. The author has carefully analyzed evidence obtained from innumerable sources and has attempted to "correlate and evaluate the various observations made, and theoretical conceptions advanced so as to form a well balanced and when possible, coherent picture of the subject under discussion." He has done this in a masterly way and shown his knowledge of pathology, chemistry and details of manufacturing processes.

The book is written for the benefit of the medical profession, governmental agencies in charge of public health supervision of working conditions and sanitary control of various types of merchandise, legislative bodies, workmen's compensation boards, lawyers, industrial engineers, life insurance companies and research workers in

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