Occupational Medicine Treatise

Treatise on occupational medicine, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers), published in 1700. Authored by Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini, the founder of occupational medicine. The book described workplace illnesses from hazardous material exposure including toxic metals and covering over 50 occupations.

      Bernardino Ramazzini
      Padua, Italy

Additional Information:

  • Bernardino Ramazzini – Wikipedia
    His book on occupational diseases, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers) outlined the health hazards of chemicals, dust, metals, repetitive or violent motions, odd postures, and other disease-causative agents encountered by workers in more than fifty occupations.
  • Diseases of Workers | work by Ramazzini | Britannica.com
    De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (1760; Diseases of Workers), the first comprehensive work on occupational diseases, outlining the health hazards of irritating …
  • De Morbis Artificum Diatriba [Diseases of Workers] – NCBI – NIH
    The repealed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard addressed one of the longest-ignored occupational threats to American workers. Each year, more than 1.8 million US workers report musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and back injuries; in 600.

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