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Handbook of Occupational Medicine

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McCunney Robert J.. ; ed. 484 pages. Boston: : Little, Brown and Company.. $30.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(1):72. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-1-72_2
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The opening section of this pocket manual considers the organizing and running of occupational medical services, with particular attention to legal, ethical, and regulatory issues. The next ten chapters concisely review specific occupationally related diseases and groups of diseases (pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neoplastic, cardiovascular, dermatologic, and so on). Methods for investigating potential hazards (surveillance, toxicology, epidemiology, statistics, risk assessment) are detailed in the next six chapters. The closing seven chapters take up special issues, among them health promotion, placing handicapped persons, job medical standards, and education. Appendixes cover the health effects of common substances, neurologic syndromes and their causative agents, and


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