Environmental and Occupational Health

  • D. H. Cordes
  • Wayne F. Peate
  • W. Danny Brown


Family physicians encounter a wide variety of environmentally and occupationally related injuries and diseases in their practices. This fact, along with a natural shortage of trained occupational health practitioners, necessitates that each practitioner acquire some basic competence in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive follow-up of these health problems. Primary prevention, within a comprehensive program of health care maintenance, is the key to improving occupational and environmental health for workers and their families. Incorporation of the occupational and environmental patient history into routine office care is especially important.


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  • D. H. Cordes
  • Wayne F. Peate
  • W. Danny Brown

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