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Issues of causality in the history of occupational epidemiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12891866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Occupational epidemiology has its roots in classical medicine. However, it became a quantitative discipline only in the 20th century, through the pioneering work of individuals such as Case, Lloyd, and Selikoff and organizations such as the Division of Occupational Health of the U.S. Public Health Service. Studies of chemical dye workers, bituminous coal miners, smelting workers, and uranium miners have been especially important sources of innovations in methodology and in development of logical reasoning leading to acceptance of causal relationships of occupational exposures that lead to respiratory diseases and cancer. The cooperation of labor unions, such as those of steel and asbestos workers, has often been a crucial factor in providing essential data.
Steven D Stellman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sozial- und Präventivmedizin     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0303-8408     ISO Abbreviation:  Soz Praventivmed     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-01     Completed Date:  2003-11-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502479     Medline TA:  Soz Praventivmed     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epidemiology / history*
History, 16th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
History, Medieval
Occupational Diseases / history*
Occupational Exposure / history*
United States
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