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August 1948

Occupational Marks and Other Physical Signs: A Guide to Personal Identification

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;58(2):248. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520210158024

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This is an interesting book, which the author created as a result of his hobby of examining patients for evidence of occupational marks. He has surveyed workers in most of the industries and trades and in various professions and has recorded, with photographs and drawings, the marks on the skin acquired from their work. The possibility of using such marks for identification of the dead, as well as their value to criminal investigators, is stressed.

The illustrations are numerous and good. The book is recommended to physicians in general, but especially to dermatologists and to those whose knowledge of occupational marks should be essential in their work.

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