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January 1942

Eye Hazards in Industry: Extent, Cause, and Means of Prevention.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(1):218. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880010236016

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Abstract

Ocular disease and loss of vision due to injury are of concern primarily to the ophthalmic surgeon. When these conditions occur with frequency in such varied pursuits as mining, manufacturing and transportation they become of practical importance to operatives and employers and to social service workers and nurses as well. This volume is the third in a series of publications by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, the last having appeared in 1924, and takes into account the changes in the extent, causes and means of prevention of eye hazards in industry which have taken place in the intervening years. In addition, the subject of occupational diseases of the eye, one of increasing importance in industry, has been studied in the light of the most recent experience. The problem of these hazards has been considered with great thoroughness in its statistical, nosologic and hygienic-preventive aspects, there being separate

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