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February 1942

Die entschädigungspflichtigen Berufskrankheiten des Auges.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(2):431. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880020217026

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This is a copy of the laws adopted in Germany on April 1, 1937 on accident insurance for occupational diseases. Every physician in Germany is compelled to report each case of occupational disease that he encounters in his practice. The form in which this report should be made out is given, and the occupational diseases are described which particularly interest the ophthalmologist, such as diseases caused by lead, benzene, roentgen rays and radium, cataract in workers in glass, iron foundries and metal-smelting processes and infectious diseases occurring in persons employed in hospitals, laboratories, etc.

This is an instructive article which deals with a subject that will undoubtedly be taken up more fully in this country.

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