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As a "state-of-the-art review," this book does not live up to its promise. Most chapters are not written by acknowledged experts, and lack both the breadth of coverage and concrete detail implied by the title. For example, a chapter on infectious agents omits discussion of tuberculosis, an inexcusable omission given high rates of tuberculosis in many cities, immigrant groups, and patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Important chemical hazards such as formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, and anesthetic gas are practically ignored. There are no balanced discussions of uncertain areas such as an appropriate schedule for testing employees exposed to the human
Health Problems of Health Care Workers.. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-2-316_2
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