This book shines a light on an important but little-appreciated corner of medicine where health, technology, the environment, and the economy come together to have a real impact on people and society. The text serves as one of the few entry points into the world of occupational and environmental health protection for readers interested in learning more about it and what it can do for them.
Readers will be introduced to such topics as the history of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM), schools of thought associated with OEM, the relationship of OEM to neighboring fields of study, and profiles of OEM practitioners. This guide emphasizes the rich potential for environmental medicine to contribute to sustainability, public health, and community health protection, making it an essential resource for anyone interested or involved in these sectors.
- Features the words of prominent practitioners and leaders in OEM as they put together a coherent picture of their field and its contributions to society
- Presents 13 chapters covering everything from the history of OEM to its role in society's future
- Includes profiles of what OEM is like in actual practice, showcasing its diversity and depth
- Offers critical discussion of the fundamental controversies in OEM on a deeper level than individual issues