Old Medical Books that mention Asbestos

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.

Carcinoma of the Lung

Carcinoma of the Lung (1958)
Discusses asbestos as a cause of lung cancer.

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.

Industrial Carcinogens

Industrial Carcinogens (1959)
Information about asbestos handling and controlling dustiness during industrial processes. There is a section on asbestosis and lung cancer too.

An X-Ray Atlas of Silicosis

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

Industrial Toxicology

Industrial Toxicology (1974)
Fibrogenic Dusts. History of knowledge about asbestos illness dating back to 1907. Chest X-ray changes, treatment, safe levels of asbestos dust, respiratory protection.

Public Health Risks of Exposure to Asbestos

Public Health Risks of Exposure to Asbestos (1977)
Topics covered include: asbestos exposure, asbestos-containing materials, exposure levels, mesothelioma, cancer.

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.

Air Quality

Air Quality (1991)
Asbestos health effects and indoor air pollution.

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set)

Pathology of the Lung (2 Volume Set) (1978)
Information on the occurrence of lung cancer among those handling asbestos. It cites several studies or reports, one of which is from 1935.

Occupational Lung Diseases

Occupational Lung Diseases (1975)
Describes asbestos use in the United States.

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.

Fibre-Reinforced Materials Technology

Fibre-Reinforced Materials Technology (1972)
Asbestos use as a cheap filler for plastics, asbestos as a health hazard, Chrysotile Asbestos, Amphiboles, and more.

Asbestos, Smoking and Disease: The Scientific Evidence

Asbestos, Smoking and Disease: The Scientific Evidence (1982)
Asbestos and asbestos-related diseases (including asbestosis and mesothelioma), and smoking and asbestos interactions.

Asbestos: The Hazardous Fiber

Asbestos: The Hazardous Fiber (1990)
Health effects of asbestos, industrial hygiene, and more.

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.

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences (1987)
This book has a study on exposure of sheet metal workers to asbestos.

Origins of Human Cancer

Origins of Human Cancer (1977)
Chapter by Selikoff on "Cancer Risk of Asbestos Exposure." Also: Asbestos Standards; "Bystander Disease" in the U.S. Navy shipyard.

Occupational Health Practice

Occupational Health Practice (1973)
Asbestos and Cancer, Mesothelial tumours, and Protective Clothing.

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.

Biochemistry of Silicon and Related Problems

Biochemistry of Silicon and Related Problems (1978)
Chapter by Irving J. Selikoff about asbestos and its diseases.

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.

A Symposium on Industrial Pulmonary Diseases

A Symposium on Industrial Pulmonary Diseases (1960)
Medical School of London. This book has information on asbestosis and its connection to lung cancer.

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