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Occupational Skin Disease

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Second edition. Edited by Adams Robert M.. . 706 pages. W.B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia: 1990.. $110.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(11):903. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-11-903_1
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This welcome update of a standard reference in occupational dermatology should find frequent use by both general dermatologists and occupational physicians. The international contributors have presented consistent, well-referenced discussions of the complete range of occupational skin disorders, with careful attention to historical antecedents, animal research, basic pathophysiology, and a balanced presentation of controversial material. Many useful tables are used to summarize the causes of some diseases, occupations associated with specific exposures, and clinical material.

The book is organized (although not explicitly) into three sections: discussions of various disease (for example, urticaria, cancer, nail disorders), reviews of specific exposures (for example,


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