The diagnosis of lead poisoning by its symptoms and by the signs found on physical examination is usually uncertain and needs for its confirmation a history of exposure to lead and the additional evidence procurable by laboratory tests. In adults the history of exposure to lead may be quite obvious as, for example, in those cases which arise among workers burning off lead paint with torches in enclosed spaces; or the determination of exposure may require considerable technical knowledge of industrial processes and not a little detective ability. The running down of the cause of a recent small epidemic in
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AN ADVANCE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF LEAD POISONING. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:375-377. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-375
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