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Document ID (ISN)111781
CIS number 11-0410
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Strauchen J.A.
Title Rarity of malignant mesothelioma prior to the widespread commercial introduction of asbestos: The Mount Sinai autopsy experience 1883-1910
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.467-469. 11 ref.
Abstract Most malignant mesotheliomas are related to asbestos exposure. Whether malignant mesothelioma occurs in the absence of asbestos exposure remains unsettled. To address this question, a series of 2,025 autopsies performed at the Mount Sinai Hospital between 1883 and 1910 were reviewed, prior to the widespread commercial introduction of asbestos. No cases of malignant mesothelioma were identified in these autopsies. It is concluded that malignant mesothelioma was rare prior to the widespread commercial introduction of asbestos.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; mesothelioma; hospitals; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) USA; autopsy; long-term study; history
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Asbestos