The discovery that eighteenth-century chimney sweeps were prone to developing testicular cancer is often cited as the first example of an acknowledged occupational illness. In fact, physicians and other health care professionals had been aware for many centuries that certain jobs were linked to particular medical disorders: millers developed coughs, and hat makers became mentally unbalanced. Textbooks urged physicians to consider a patient’s occupation both in diagnosing and in treating... więcej
Magill’s Medical Guide (Online Edition), 2019. 2p.