Rosenstock L, Cullen MR, eds., Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 1994 Jul; :1-909
The field of occupational and environmental disease is rapidly evolving. Questions and-concerns about the health consequences of exposures to a seemingly endless array of potential hazards in the workplace and elsewhere in the environment are increasingly raised by clinicians themselves or brought to their attention by patients or other interested parties. Yet most practitioners find themselves ill-equipped to recognize, diagnose and treat occupational and environmental diseases. Further, textbooks in the field have not traditionally been dedicated to helping clinicians meet this challenge by presenting clinically relevant information that is both comprehensive yet practical and easily accessible. The Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine was conceived and written to address the needs of students, trainees, and clinicians who seek a resource to integrate occupational and environmental medicine into routine clinical practice. It evolved in part from our well-received, earlier effort-a concise and less encyclopedic text entitled Clinical Occupational Medicine. This textbook, although we hope it benefitted by our experiences with the first, is by intent and necessity markedly different in approach and scope. The role of workplace factors has been broadened to include environmental physical, chemical, and biologic agents that may have adverse effects on human health. Environmental diseases, although in general less well recognized and understood than those arising from the workplace, are integrated throughout the sections of the textbook. The textbook is divided into four major sections. The first, Principles and Practice, provides a broad overview of the specialized skills central to the successful practice of occupational and environmental medicine, recognizing the strong interrelationship in the field between scientific and ethical, legal, economic, and social issues. The second section encompasses three core disciplines that are necessary complements to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational and environmental diseases: toxicology, epidemiology and industrial hygiene. The third and longest section provides an organ system approach that enables the clinician to consider potential occupational and environmental diseases as they most commonly present in an individual patient. The last section, strongly cross-referenced to the third, enables the reader to consider specific toxins or hazards. Each chapter in this section is organized by exposure type (e.g., radiation, biologic factors, metals) and presented to provide an understanding of the environmental and occupational settings where specific agents are likely to be encountered, their acute and chronic health effects, and approaches to treatment and prevention of exposure to them.
Occupational-medicine; Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Environmental-medicine; Respiratory-system-disorders; Noise; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-hazards; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Lung-disorders; Bronchial-asthma; Hypersensitivity; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Asbestosis; Silicosis; Pneumoconiosis; Eye-irritants; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Cardiopulmonary-system-disorders; Reproductive-system-disorders; Neurotoxicology; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Liver-disorders; Kidney-disorders; Psychological-effects; Behavioral-disorders; Neurological-reactions; Stress; Dermatitis; Cancer; Bladder-disorders; Brain-tumors; Job-stress; Radiation; Heat-stress; Traumatic-injuries; Microorganisms; Animals; Laboratory-animals; Infection-control; Organic-solvents; Plastics; Petroleum-products; Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality; Hazardous-waste-cleanup; Dusts; Pesticides