Books about Asbestosis

We have books dating back to the 1930s that discuss the asbestos caused disease asbestosis. Many of these books were issued by mainstream publishers and were sold to companies, libraries, and individuals in the United States as well as worldwide. They provide proof that the dangers of inhaling asbestos dust in industrial settings were well known. Asbestosis is often described as similar to silicosis. These books provide information on symptoms, epidemiology, pathology, and more.

Manual of Industrial Medicine

Manual of Industrial Medicine (1956)
Section on Asbestosis. Lung carcinomas also mentioned.

Health in Relation to Occupation

Health in Relation to Occupation (1939)
This is an early medical book on occupational health from London, England. Asbestosis is described.

Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology

Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology (1939)
This vintage 1930s medical book describes asbestosis and says that many asbestos workers die of tuberculosis.

An X-Ray Atlas of Silicosis

An X-Ray Atlas of Silicosis (1941)
Differential diagnosis of Asbestosis.

The Chemistry and Therapy of Industrial Pulmonary Diseases

The Chemistry and Therapy of Industrial Pulmonary Diseases (1966)
Amosite, Crocidolite, and Chrysotile asbestos and their dangers are discussed. Mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Diseases of the Chest

Diseases of the Chest (1963)
Asbestosis described. Also mentions possible link to cancer.

The 1937 Year Book of General Medicine

The 1937 Year Book of General Medicine (1937)
Says that asbestos dust causes asbestosis and pneumoconiosis.

Diseases of the Chest, with emphasis on X-ray Diagnosis

Diseases of the Chest, with emphasis on X-ray Diagnosis (1947)
1940s Medical Textbook with info on Asbestosis and Asbestos Bodies.

Occupational Diseases: A Guide to Their Recognition

Occupational Diseases: A Guide to Their Recognition (1977)
Asbestos listed as causing cancer of the Lung, Gastroenteric Tract, Larynx, and Pleural Cavity. Asbestosis. Asbestos & Automobile Workers.

Health in Industry

Health in Industry (1959)
Recommends methods such as ventilation and respirators to prevent asbestosis.

Industrial Safety

Industrial Safety (1963)
Asbestos gloves and garments, respirators for asbestos dust, asbestosis.

Guide to the Prevention and Suppression of Dust in Mining, Tunnelling, and Quarrying

Guide to the Prevention and Suppression of Dust in Mining, Tunnelling, and Quarrying (1965)
International Labour Office. Danger of Asbestos Dust, Asbestosis, respirators, ventilation, and preventive methods.

Pulmonary Deposition and Retention of Inhaled Aerosols

Pulmonary Deposition and Retention of Inhaled Aerosols (1964)
Medical book with information on asbestosis.

Particulate Clouds: Dusts, Smokes & Mists

Particulate Clouds: Dusts, Smokes & Mists (1964)
Asbestos filters, Asbestosis, and dust respirators.

Dust

Dust (1934)
Very early publication about the dangers of asbestos dust.

Industrial Medicine

Industrial Medicine (1935)
This is a very early book that provides information on the health effects of asbestos dust.

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