Modern Trends in Occupational Health

O. McGirr
1961 Occupational and Environmental Medicine  
London: Butterworth. 1960 . The publication of this work under Richard Schilling's editorship is something of a landmark in the post-war literature of occupational health; there has been nothing quite like it since Merewether's three volumes in 1954 from the same publisher. This single volume does not aim at the comprehensive survey attempted by Merewether, but chooses to explore in considerable depth some novel or recent developments. It is therefore a selective book, reflecting equally its
more » ... tor's wide interests and his contributors' special talents. Its purchase can be recommended with confidence to postgraduate students of industrial medicine, and to all practitioners, physicians, nurses, and engineers engaged in the search for better occupational health. Personnel officers and management generally would also benefit by selective reading. Twenty-five contributors have produced 21 chapters. The list of contributors is among the most distinguished to be assembled in this country; the authors are all British with one notable exception, Ross McFarland of Harvard. Because Schilling's choice has been so personal, and only for this reason, your reviewer feels justified in making a personal choice of the chapters offered. For his own interest, for what that is worth, the following are the outstanding chapters: "The Toxicology of Metals" (E. Browning); "Morale and the Size of the
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