Internationales Archiv für Arbeitsmedizin

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 301–311 | Cite as

Asbestos and mesothelioma in Scotland

An epidemiological study
  • J. McEwen
  • Angela Finlayson
  • A. Mair
  • A. A. M. Gibson


A retrospective study of the incidence of mesothelioma in Scotland and its association with asbestos is described. For the years 1950–1967, 80 cases were traced from pathological reports and biopsy material of malignant tumours invading the peritoneum and pleura. Detailed histories of residence, occupation and degree of exposure to asbestos were obtained from relatives or friends for these 80 cases and also for two sets of controls matched for age and sex. The incidence of mesothelioma in Scotland was confirmed to be associated with exposure to asbestos and its incidence was shown to be similar to that in other areas of Britain.


Public Health Retrospective Study Malignant Tumour Asbestos Pathological Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. McEwen
    • 1
  • Angela Finlayson
    • 1
  • A. Mair
    • 1
  • A. A. M. Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social and Occupational MedicineUniversity of DundeeUK
  2. 2.The University and Western InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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