The Urologic and Cutaneous Review; Technical Supplement Volume 3

The Urologic and Cutaneous Review; Technical Supplement Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...fully justified in saying that he had entered upon a road never before trodden by anybody and prophetically he could discern that on this road a rich harvest would be gathered. He called attention to the fact that it was the duty of medical science by special studies, which had so far been entirely neglected, to contribute its share towards the protection of the health of laborers so that they might be enabled to exercise the profession they had chosen without injuries and dangers to their bodies, in the same way as in well organized states jurisprudence had for centuries established laws for the material protection of laborers. Bernardino Ramazzini's work "De morbis artificum diattriba" (Treatise on the diseases of crafts men) "the first work of an occupational-hygienic literature now grown to quite a con siderable library, appeared in Modena in I700; but it contains a rather meagre account of the diseases which we nowadays include under the name of professional dermatoses. Of course we must not forget upon how low a level of development was the knowledge of skin diseases in general, how relatively little attention was paid in those days to dis eases of the skin, unless they were connected with serious injuries to the general health, as for example with acute exanthemata, how insignificant was the care in general that was bestowed on the laborers, for whom there existed no funds or insurance against diseases, no physicians employed by such funds, no factory and no district physicians, and how small was the number of those crafts, professions and industries which today are the principal ones in the production of professional dermatoses. Witli bakers, for example, Ramazzini observed that their hands frequently swell and grow...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844173
  • 9781236844170