This book was first published in 1955 and represents a monumental compendium of worldwide information on occupational diseases. Through the process of regularly updating the contents, the author has made it a viable reference source. Those who are interested in this special field or desire more definitive information will need to pursue more detailed references.
The text is written in a most fascinating manner, with stories and anecdotes intermingled with the scientific information. When consulting the book, the reader would be well advised to discipline himself, as he might suddenly realize that he had strayed far afield from his original interest.
It is next to impossible to identify an occupation that is not considered. Some conditions unrelated to occupation are described because they may generate leads as to what may occur in industry.
It is obvious that the author has an unusual depth of knowledge and interest in the socioeconomic