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December 1942

Occupational Tumors and Allied Diseases.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;28(6):1125. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880120189016

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In this stately volume, which covers the widespread subject of occupational tumors and allied diseases in many fields of medicine, the chapter on the eye and its adnexa is necessarily brief. In the four pages that are devoted to it, however, a great amount of valuable information is collected. Chemical agents (arsenic, tar, pitch, oils and paraffin) and physical noxae (solar and ultraviolet rays, roentgen rays and radioactive substances) as well as physical trauma are considered in their relation to tumors of the eye. The controversial observations and their interpretation in ophthalmologic literature, especially in regard to trauma and melanosarcoma of the uvea, are dealt with cautiously, and the divergent opinions are given.

It is of practical value to find the scattered literature on this topic concisely and well presented. In addition, there is much applicable to the eye in several parts of the book, as, for instance, in the

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