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Lecture Notes on Occupational Medicine

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Fourth edition. Waldron H. A.. . 227 pages. Boston: : Blackwell Scientific Publications; ; 1990.. $29.95.


Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(4):334. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-4-334_2
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H. A. Waldron's book aims at being a succinct account of occupational medicine, which would be of value to primary care practitioners and students. Its 227 pages should be enough to provide a solid, practical introduction to the territory. The prose is easy to read, and the historical and epidemiologic background chapter is good. The important issue of confidentiality is discussed. Industrial toxicology and classic occupational diseases are reviewed accurately and traditionally. This ambitious format, however, devotes text space to some relatively rare toxic diseases and only briefly examines many common occupational medicine problems. Ergonomic hazards, back pain, cumulative trauma

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