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         The complete reference mentioned by Mary Edith Walker is:
 
         Bernardino Ramazzini, _De morbis artificum diatriba_, Mutinae
         (i.e., Modena), 1700.
 
         This is the first scientific treatise on occupational
         diseases, and discusses (among other things) lead poisoning,
         silicosis, and various cancers.  There are also sections on
         "diseases of learned men" and sports medicine.
 
         Ms. Walker (and the Book of Proverbs) are perfectly correct:
         there is nothing new under the sun.
 
         Stephen Greenberg
         History of Medicine Division
         National Library of Medicine