|Document ID (ISN)||111781|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rarity of malignant mesothelioma prior to the widespread commercial introduction of asbestos: The Mount Sinai autopsy experience 1883-1910
||2011, Vol.54, p.467-469. 11 ref.
||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.
||asbestos; mesothelioma; hospitals; frequency rates
||USA; autopsy; long-term study; history
||D - Periodical articles
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Cancer and carcinogens