|Document ID (ISN)||76311|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Waits J.B., Wheat J.R.
||Preventive agricultural medicine: A medical student's perspective on an important component of rural community health
||1999, Vol.6, No.3, p.11-25. Illus. 16 ref.
||Farming and keeping livestock are the most dangerous profession in terms of mortality. Despite progress in other areas of occupational medicine, occupational health issues in agriculture have been subordinate to those of manufacturing industry until only very recently. This report tells of a visit to a cotton farm in western Alabama as part of a Rural Medicine rotation by a medical student and includes a focussed literature review on various issues in agricultural health. Pressing health issues for farmers include exposure to toxic chemicals, trauma and injury, respiratory disease, infections, stress and psychiatric illnesses. There are additional issues involving family members. The rural family physician is in a unique position to prevent morbidity and mortality by social action and early diagnosis.
||occupational accidents; agriculture; health services; occupational diseases
||children; report; infectious diseases; industrial physicians; toxic substances; injuries; stress factors; respiratory diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services