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occupational medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries occurring at work or in specific occupations.

occupational medicine

a field of preventive medicine concerned with the medical problems and practices relating to occupations and especially to the health of workers in various industries.

occupational medicine

The medical specialty concerned with disease or dysfunction arising in work-related injuries and/or exposure to noxious agents or stimuli; common occupational hazards–eg, asbestos–resulting in pleural plaquing or tumors, noise–hearing loss, solvents, welding fumes, fiberglass–causing upper respiratory irritation and bronchitis and asthma, musculoskeletal dysfunction due to repetitive trauma, heavy metal intoxication, silicosis, toxic hepatitis, dysfunctional mental reactions to the workplace. See NIOSH, OSHA, Postal worker syndrome, Sick building syndrome.

occupational medicine

The branch of medicine concerned with people at work and the effects of work on health and of health on the ability to work. It is essentially a branch of preventive or environmental medicine based on a knowledge of working conditions and a concern to detect and remedy work hazards. One of the weapons of occupational medicine is legislation and one of its main preoccupations is to ensure that existing legislation is complied with.
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She worked only part time at Harvard, but she was so active on so many fronts that one writer labeled her "the Tinker Bell of industrial medicine.
We offer a full range of rehabilitative services including: physical therapy, industrial medicine, sports training and rehabilitation and occupational therapy.
2006), The BeLPT: Algorithms and interpretations, American journal of Industrial Medicine, 49,36-44.
Kales of Harvard University, Boston, who is also medical director of employee health and industrial medicine for the Cambridge (Mass.
Stewart, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (the youngest woman ever elected) and cofounder of the British Journal of Industrial Medicine, authored more than 400 scientific papers during her prolific career.
Thiis-Evensen, "Shift Work and Health," Industrial Medicine and Surgery XXVII (1958): 493-497; quoted in J.
A study conducted last year and published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine examined cutting injuries among adolescents in supermarket operations.
It was sponsored by the Californian and the San Joaquin Industrial Medicine Associates.
Experiments in his laboratory, to be reported soon in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, indicate that two organic solvents, xylene and toluene, should be added to the list of known chemical carcinogens.
Alice Hamilton, who died in 1970 at the age of 101, was a doctor and a pioneer in the field of industrial medicine, the first woman appointed to teach at Harvard, a longtime resident and participant in the reform activities of Hull House and a committed political activist.
With 172 licensed hospital beds, MHG offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services designed to meet the needs of its patients including services such as: Nursing Care, Sub-Acute Care, Pediatrics, Industrial Medicine, and 24-hour Emergency Services.
A study in the March 2000 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine finds that commercialization and consolidation of tobacco farms may be causing a rise in green tobacco sickness, a form of acute nicotine poisoning that occurs after brushing against wet tobacco leaves.

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