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As an exposition of one individual's experiences in these fields—occupations and marks—this first edition is interesting. It is small, well bound and nicely printed. The author's style is easy and he has collected many illustrations, chiefly black and white photographs. Many rare conditions are mentioned.
As a serious study of occupations and marks it is incomplete and perhaps misleading. Trades and occupations are sometimes given as specific causes of marks rather than the utensil or definitive manipulation used. Failure to emphasize nutritional factors is surprising. Eczema and psoriasis are pictured several times. Some of the picture legends are confusing. Fingerprint
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Occupational Marks and Other Physical Signs: A Guide to Personal Identification.. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:1237–1238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1237_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1237-1238.
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