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Occupational illness
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1. Definition

Occupational illnesses constitute a group of diseases that can be addressed as consequences of pathogenic working conditions (Occupational pathology). This definition had already appeared in the monograph of B. Ramazzini on the diseases of workers, published in 1700 (see 4. below), but occupational illnesses played scarcely …

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Gadebusch-Bondio, Mariacarla, “Occupational illness”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017515>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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