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For many years, the physician dealing with occupational diseases has had a dearth of textbooks to use for information. These have been mainly English texts; the last American text is nearly a decade old. During the past year, three new American textbooks on occupational medicine have been published. This thousand-plus page text with 87 chapters covers all areas of environmental and occupational medicine.
Most physicians are cognizant of lead poisoning and pneumoconioses, but are taken aback when actually asked to manage a case. The chapter on lead discusses exposure, metabolism, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning in adults (not
Environmental and Occupational Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1042. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1042_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1042.
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