Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine (Lange Medical Books)

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9780838572191: Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine (Lange Medical Books)
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Complete yet concise clinical reference to common occupational and environmental illness. Covers diagnosis and treatment as well as preventative and remedial measures in the workplace and community. Features of the Third Edition: thoroughly updated discussion of diagnosis and treatment of common and important occupational and environmental diseases; more information on injury and illness prevention; advanced presentation of workplace ergonomics; current references, with PMID numbers to facilitate Web-based literature searchs, and URLs for Web resources.

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“A valuable textbook for medical students, residents, and other physicians new to the specialty...a useful toxicology reference for physicians, nurses, and industrial hygienists who evaluate exposures in the workplace...[Provides] the fundamental knowledge base necessary to perform pre-placement and medical surveillance exams, participate in plant walk-throughs, and evaluate and treat most injured and exposed workers.”
--Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine**

“Widely acclaimed....The best single resource available to newcomers to the field.”
--Doody’s (4-star review)**

“Excellent and detailed....a handy quick reference...”
--Patient Care*

* Of the first edition.
** Of the second edition.

This clinically focused text is written for all health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with occupational injuries and illnesses . Its broad coverage and emphasis on basic concepts also make it an ideal text for students and residents. Major topics include occupational health; occupational injuries; occupational illnesses; occupational exposures; program management; and environmental health. A convenient primer of biostatistics and epidemiology appears in the appendix.

Features
*Thoroughly updated coverage of all common and important occupational and environmental diseases
*Difficult topics made simple, such as surveillance of occupational and environmental diseases and health risk assessment
*Disability prevention – what the occupational physician needs to know
*More help on injury and illness prevention
*Advanced presentation of workplace ergonomics
*Practical tables and instructive illustrations
*Up-to-date references, with PMID numbers to facilitate Web-based literature searchers, and Web resources

About the Author:

Joseph LaDou, MD Director, International Center for Occupational Medicine Clinical Professor, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Department of Medicine University of California, San Francisco

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