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Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene.

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By JOHNSTONE RUTHERFORD T.. , A.B., M.D., Consultant in Industrial Health, Los Angeles. 604 pages; 17 X 25 cm. C. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis: . 1948.. Price, $10.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(6):1174. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-29-6-1174_1
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This excellent book begins with a section covering miscellaneous subjects, including a short historical introduction to industrial medicine. A chapter consists of definitions and of tabulations of the compensation laws of various states. Following this there is a comprehensive discussion of the functions of an industrial surgeon with the objectives to be obtained. Next, a tabulation of laboratory procedures in the diagnosis of occupational poisoning, with normal findings when available; a very valuable summary.

Approximately one-fourth of the book is devoted to the various toxic agents used in industry. These have been given adequate consideration. The author emphasizes those which


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