The History of Occupational Medicine


  • Chatchai Ekpunyasakul


Occupational medicine is the branch in preventive medicine which is health service to all workers in all occupations and concerned with the effects of work on health. It was developed from the combination between the alternation of new technology, new knowledge in medical science and expectations of social. The acknowledged father of occupational medicine is Dr. Bernadio Ramazzini. He was dedicate in this field, establishment of the association between working condition and disorder, developed the model to care worker.  In Thailand, after industrialization of the country and rising the occupational disease, such as the outbreak of  manganese poisoning in battery factory. These event gave the chance to begin the developing occupational medicine in Thailand such as building infrastructure, developing personal skill.


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Author Biography

Chatchai Ekpunyasakul

Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University Bangkok, ThailandTelephone: 037 395 085 ext 10727






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