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Document ID (ISN)31462
CIS number 79-1091
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lachnit V.
Title Abridged textbook of occupational medicine
Original title Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch der Arbeitsmedizin [in German]
Bibliographic information Verlag Brüder Hollinek, Gallgasse 40a, 1130 Wien, Austria, 1978. 255p. Illus. 28 ref. Price: Sch.240.00.
Abstract This concise but well-documented manual is the fruit of collaboration between the author and 9 other specialists. Short chapters on occupational physiology, ergonomics and occupational psychology precede the main part of the book, which contains chapters devoted to the recognised occupational diseases: health damage due to chemicals and to physical agents, occupational lung disease, skin diseases and cancer of the skin, infectious and parasitic diseases. These chapters give details on aetiology, symptoms of acute and chronic morbidity, diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Other subjects dealt with include: disorders due partly to occupational factors, influence of work on chronic disease, elderly workers, shift work and work at high temperatures, Austrian occupational safety and health legislation and expert diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases. List of occupational diseases giving entitlement to compensation in Austria and list of maximum allowable concentrations (MAC).
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) harmful physical agents; hot workplaces; parasitic diseases; infectious diseases; occupational physiology; harmful substances; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; occupational psychology; ergonomics; manuals; TLV list; schedule of occupational diseases; legislation; Austria
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases