Bernardino Ramazzini


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An Italian physician renowned as the “father of occupational medicine,” who observed and classified workers in many occupations and reported his conclusions about the diseases to which each of these was vulnerable in De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers, 1713). He was the first physician to recognize the relationships of specific occupations to disease risk.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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