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Occupational pathology
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1. Definition and beginnings

Occupational pathology is a modern term unknown to the medical literature of the early modern period. Today it denotes the systematic medical engagement with the etiology (causation), prevention, and therapy of occupational illnesses (see 3. below).

This new attack on occupational diseases developed in the course of industrialization and the increasing role of the government in health. Translations …

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Gadebusch-Bondio, Mariacarla, “Occupational pathology”, 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 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020192>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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