and his book De morbis artificum diatriba (Diseases of Workers) published in Modena in in which he described the effects of work on health for some fifty . Ramazzini’s “De Morbis Artificum Diatriba” and Society, Culture, and the Human Condition in the Seventeenth Century. Article (PDF Available) in International. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Sep 1, , Bernardino Ramazzini and others published De Morbis Artificum Diatriba [Diseases of.

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His book on occupational diseases, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba Diseases of Workers outlined the health hazards of chemicals, dust, metals, repetitive or violent motions, odd postures, and other disease-causative agents encountered by workers in more than fifty occupations.

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De Morbis Artificum Diatriba [Diseases of Workers]

In his Oratio given inhe suggested that “it is much better to prevent than to cure, and so much easier to foresee future harm and avoid it rather than have to get rid of it after having fallen prey”. Since to do their work they are forced to stoop, the outermost vertebral ligaments are kept pulled apart and contract a callosity, so that it becomes impossible for them to return to the natural position.

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You could not be signed in. Ramazzini was born in Carpi on 4 October according to his birth certificate. They should be moderate and not overwork. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. InBernardino Ramazzini said that nuns developed breast cancer at a diariba rate than married women, because they did not engage in sexual intercourseand the “unnatural” lack of sexual activity caused instability of the breast tissues that sometimes developed into breast cancer.


University of Chicago Press; based on the Latin text ofand includes a biographical note, Bernardino Ramazzini: Now an occupation so fatiguing naturally has its drawbacks, especially for women, for if pregnant they easily miscarry and expel the fetus prematurely and in consequence incur many ailments later on.

The maladies that afflict the clerks. Omrbis article has been cited by other articles in PMC. In Marchwith the support of President George W.

This kind of work is certainly very fatiguing, for the whole body is tasked, both hands, arms, feet, and back, so that every part of the body at once shares in the work. For carpenters I have no precautions to suggest except this: The first edition of De Morbis was published in in Modena, the second in in Padua. Sign In or Create an Account. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.

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It follows that women weavers, I mean those who are engaged wholly in this occupation, ought to be particularly healthy and robust, otherwise they break down from overwork and as they get on in years are compelled to abandon this trade.

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In crowded cities, especially sea-ports like Venice. You do not currently have access to this article. Open in a separate window. Slavery after Rome, — The OSHA standard was supported by public health and labor advocates and was the result of more than 10 years of work and a year of hearings and public comment. Brown, PhD Contributing Editors. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? But it is not so true of many other sedentary workers, potters and weav-ers, for example, who exercise the arms and feet and in fact the whole body; this keeps them in better health because the impurities in the blood are more easily dispersed by such movements.

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