A. J. LANZA, M.D.
Silicosis is essentially a chronic progressive disease, characterized by an extraordinary tendency to tubercle infection. It occurs only as an occupational disease, and the industrial processes associated with exposure to silica dust vary widely and are distributed over many dissimilar industries.
The time factor in silicosis is a lengthy one. This, together with its progressive nature, tends to complicate and confuse our efforts to deal with the silicotic patient either when he is an applicant for compensation benefits or the subject of litigative or legislative procedure. Obviously, the rate of development in a disease caused by the inhalation of dust
LANZA AJ. SILICOSIS FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:174–178. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-2-174
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(2):174-178.
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