CARL VERNON WELLER, M.S., M.D.
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The Books of Trades attempt to give "Parents, Guardians and Trustees, as well as the Youths themselves, intended for Trades and Business, not only a general Description of almost all Handicrafts, Trades and Employs in Vogue, but also such Particulars of them, as will enable both the one and the other to form a tolerable Judgment which of them all may be most agreeable, and best answer their purpose." (Preface to 'A General Description of All Trades', 1747). If these prefatory promises were completely fulfilled the Books of Trades ought to reflect the state of knowledge of occupational disease at
WELLER CV. Lead Poisoning in the English Books of Trades12. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:81–93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(1):81-93.
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