Agricultural Medicine

A Practical Guide

  • James E. Lessenger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. William M. Simpson Jr.
    Pages 1-8
  3. Robert Bhavesh J. Pandya
    Pages 9-28
  4. John E. Furman
    Pages 35-41
  5. William E. Field, Roger L. Tormoehlen
    Pages 42-52
  6. William E. Field, Paul Jones
    Pages 70-80
  7. James M. Daniels
    Pages 81-87
  8. James B. Becker, James E. Lessenger
    Pages 88-97
  9. James E. Lessenger
    Pages 98-112
  10. Victor Duraj
    Pages 113-117
  11. Lorann Stallones, Huiyun Xiang
    Pages 118-130
  12. James E. Lessenger
    Pages 131-143
  13. Hitoshi Nakaishi, James E. Lessenger
    Pages 144-155
  14. Louise Ferguson, James E. Lessenger
    Pages 156-166
  15. William M. Simpson Jr.
    Pages 167-179
  16. Nikita B. Katz, Olga Katz, Steven Mandel
    Pages 180-206
  17. James E. Lessenger
    Pages 207-232
  18. Robert Bhavesh J. Pandya
    Pages 233-259

About this book


The reader of this volume will experience a voyage of discovery with one of the finest guides available. James E. Lessenger has combined experience in private practice, preventive medicine, and public service in California’s San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. His experience and selection of chapter authors is, in every sense, a contri- tion to illuminating the art and science of agromedicine. As one examines the table of contents, one is impressed by the range of topics and the importance of each concern. Covering both injury prevention and environmental h- ards, this innovative work is a practical guide for the family physician wo- ing in a rural area. The contents demonstrate the vitality of agromedicine and the vision and insight of the authors. The chapters on farm chemicals provide thorough information about the many types of chemicals commonly used in the farm environment, how they are applied, and the principles of diagnosis and management for family physicians treating patients for toxic chemical exposure. These chapters underscore the fact that the use of farm chemicals is one of the things resp- sible for the increase in worldwide agricultural production and that risks can be managed through preventive measures. The Agricultural Medicine represents a benchmark in the evolution of a concept begun in South Carolina over two decades ago called agromedicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Lessenger
    • 1
  1. 1.Morinda Medical Group, Inc.PortervilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25425-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-30105-1
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