The first century of the "Clinica del Lavoro" in Milan

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Abstract

The Clinica del Lavoro was created in Milan at the beginning of the 20th century by Luigi Devoto, who deemed it essential for physicians and health researchers to get involved in the life and health problems of working populations. The main roles of the Clinica del Lavoro were to educate medical students and train physicians; study actual workplaces, examine health and safety hazards and their noxious effects; and create initiatives and services to protect and promote workers' health. Important scientific contributions were made in several fields, including chemical carcinogenesis, effects of mineral and biological fibers, mechanism of action of silica dust, methods for the detection and measurements of toxic substances in both the work environment and workers' biological media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

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Keywords

  • Clinica del Lavoro
  • Enrico Vigliani
  • History
  • Italy
  • Luigi Devoto
  • Milan
  • Occupational health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The first century of the "Clinica del Lavoro" in Milan. / Bertazzi, Pier Alberto; Foà, Vito.

In: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.2005, p. 12-17.

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