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Occupational Medicine

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Edited by LaDou Joseph. . 594 pages. Appleton & Lange; , Norwalk, Connecticut: , 1990.. $34.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(8):642. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-8-642_1
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Persons seeking medical care for a possible occupational disease must usually obtain it from a physician with little or no specialty training in the field; there are very few physicians who are board-certified in occupational medicine. LaDou's book is a useful reference for both specialists and nonspecialists.

The book has five major sections. The first discusses the physician as part of a multidisciplinary team devoted to recognizing, treating, and preventing occupational disease and injury. Considering the legal, ethical, and economic complexities involved in employer-employee relationships, this emphasis is necessary. The second section discusses occupational injuries, a subject often given short


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