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.

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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

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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