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The Japanese Journal of Thoracic Diseases
Recently, the number of patients with malignant mesothelioma has increasd in Kure Kyosai Hospital. We investigated the relation between malignant mesothelioma and asbestos exposure in 8 pleural malignant mesothelioma cases after autopsy. The occupational history, indicated that 7 out of 8 patients had worked in the Japan Naval dockyard before and during World War II. The other case had a definite history of asbestos exposure. Mesotheliomas came out after 25 to more than 40 years of the firstdoi:10.11389/jjrs1963.25.752 fatcat:lqmisw7c7fdezlmwh4lbkwoifa