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Exposure To Asbestos And Mesothelioma Of The Pleura
Published 1964 · Medicine
Two cases of mesothelioma were the subjects of fairly recent coroners' inquests. In neither instance was it accepted that the tumour was attributable to inhalation of asbestos fibre; yet in one case there was a known and severe occupational history of exposure to asbestos, while in both cases " asbestos bodies " were found in the lung. A point made at both inquests was the difficulty of attributing a tumour to asbestos-inhalation in the absence of the diffuse pulmonary fibrosis so long recognized (Murray, 1907) as characteristic of " asbestosis."