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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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? University of ModenaUniversity of Padua. This extract from the writings of Bernardino Ramazzini — reminds us that, however current the battles over OSHA’s ergonomic standard may be, these types of occupational hazards were recognized by astute public health and medical observers long ago.

It follows that women weavers, I mean those who are engaged artfiicum in this occupation, ought to be particularly healthy and robust, otherwise they break down from ciatriba and as they get on in years are compelled to abandon this trade. All porters become in time round-shouldered, because the dorsal vertebral are constantly bent forward and become set in that position.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. He proposed that physicians should extend the list of questions that Hippocrates recommended they ask their patients by adding, “What is your occupation?

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.

They should be moderate and not overwork. Bush, the US Congress voted to undo the nation’s landmark ergonomics standard, passed just a few months earlier in November Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. First to come upon the stage shall be those who stand at their work, such as carpenters when they hew and saw wood, carvers, blacksmiths, masons, and others.


American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Don’t have an account? Open in a separate window. Sign In Forgot password? 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. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

This is certainly a very ingenious device; I wish that the result were only to supply learned men with books and not fishmongers with paper to wrap up their mackerel.

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. Related articles in Google Scholar.

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Retrieved from ” https: Those who remain seated and work with their hands are threatened with another misfortune from having to keep the eyes continually fixed on those black letters, for they gradually contract weakness of vision, and when their eyes are not strong to begin with they are afflicted with dimness of sight, suffusions bloodshot eyes and other diseases of the eyes.

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First, constant sitting, secondly the incessant movement of the hand and always in the same direction, thirdly the strain on the mind from the effort not to artfiicum the books by errors or cause loss to their employers when they add, subtract, or do other sums in arithmetic.


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All sedentary workers suffer from lumbago. It would have required employers to create programs to inform workers about musculoskeletal disorders and their symptoms; to encourage reporting; and, if a serious incident were reported, evaluate the workplace and take action to address the risks.

Bernardino Ramazzini

The maladies that afflict the clerks. Such are the workers who all day long stand or sit, stoop or are bent double; who run or ride or exercise their bodies in all sorts of ways. Standing, even for a short time, proves so exhausting compared with walking and running, though it be for a long time. InBernardino Ramazzini said that nuns developed breast cancer at a higher 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.