Occupation and Disease: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work-Related Disorders

Hardcover | June 26, 1996

byAllard E. Dembe

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Focussing on the histories of three ailments -- cumulative trauma disorders (especially carpal tunnel syndrome), occupational back pain, and noise-induced hearing loss -- this book provides "a fascinating account of how physicians and society come to recognize emerging diseases. Beautifully illustrated with splendid historical examples." -- Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine "A major contribution to the historical sociology of industrial illness." -- Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

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According to Dembe, physicians may be influenced by such social factors as: the advent of new technologies (computers replacing typewriters, for example); passage of laws establishing workers' compensation; union campaigns and labor activism; public outcry against environmental hazards; cultural stereotyping (some complaints of hearing...

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Focussing on the histories of three ailments -- cumulative trauma disorders (especially carpal tunnel syndrome), occupational back pain, and noise-induced hearing loss -- this book provides "a fascinating account of how physicians and society come to recognize emerging diseases. Beautifully illustrated with splendid historical examples...

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According to Dembe, physicians may be influenced by such social factors as: the advent of new technologies (computers replacing typewriters, for example); passage of laws establishing workers' compensation; union campaigns and labor activism; public outcry against environmental hazards; cultural stereotyping (some complaints of hearing...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:358 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 1996Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300064365

ISBN - 13:9780300064360

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According to Dembe, physicians may be influenced by such social factors as: the advent of new technologies (computers replacing typewriters, for example); passage of laws establishing workers' compensation; union campaigns and labor activism; public outcry against environmental hazards; cultural stereotyping (some complaints of hearing loss, for example have been linked to ""nervous tendencies"" of women); medical specialization and competition (diagnosis of back pain as a traumatic injury corresponded with the growth of orthopedics after World War I); and media attention.