J. RICHARD DURHAM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LEMUEL C. MCGEE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The increasing use of the electrocardiograph in industry has prompted us to attempt an evaluation of its worth. Primarily, such a diagnostic instrument used in preplacement and periodic industrial examinations can benefit the individual employee by (1) uncovering disease in an early and possibly remediable stage; (2) identifying benign or inconsequential abnormalities which, without correct diagnosis, may lead to apprehension and anxiety as well as to erroneous employment restrictions, and (3) aiding placement of the worker in a job suited to his physical limitations if significant disability actually exists. Secondarily, there is value in a "base line" electrocardiogram for comparison
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DURHAM JR, MCGEE LC. THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN THE EXAMINATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKER(THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN THE EXAMINATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKER*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:918–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-918
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(5):918-934.
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