It is important to look at the original article, and the review, 2 decades later.  You might want to look the at original articles yourselves and look at potential problems with the original research.

 

 

 Landmark Article

 April 6 1964

JAMA1964~88:22-26)

 

 

Asbestos Exposure and Neoplasia'

Irving J Selikoff, MD, Jacob Churg, MD, and E. Guyler Hammond, DSc,

New York

 

                Building trades insulation workers have relatively light intermittent exposure to asbestos.  Of 632 Insulation workers who entered the trade before 1943 and were traced through

weakness in evaluating reports of autopsy series. It was noted that complicated and unusual cases would be more

 

                                                                              MEDICAL  PROGRESS 

 

THE PATHOGENESIS OF ASBESTOS-ASSOCIATED DISEASES

 

John E. Craighead M.D., AND  Brook T. Mossman Ph.D.

 

ASBESTOS is one of our most useful minerals.  Over

asbestos cannot be replaced expeditiously in many 

       3000   manufactured   products   of   contemporary

products. Litigation based on personal injury conse

importance contain it.   Asbestos  is  employed  in  con-

quent to pulmonary fibrosis and cancer is an increas

 

 

P1480                                         THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE                      June 17, 1982

 

The New England
Journal of Medicine
Official Organ of

President  

Percy W. Wadman, M.D.

                                               

Executive Vice-president    Executive Secretary

William B. Munier, M.D.

 

Charles S. Amorosino, Jr.

The Massachusetts Medical Society

PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY

James F. McDonough, M.D., Chairman

 

EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS AND

HUMAN DISEASE

 

During the past two decades, ill health resulting from exposure to asbestos has been the subject of in­tensive observation and research' probably more intensive than research on any other environmental agent.2 In the most direct target organ, the lung, and in its pleural coverings, there is a wide spectrum of response after exposure; not only acute and chronic inflammatory diseases but also cancer of these organs may occur. Research has been stimulated by the belief that the more complete our understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenesis, the better will be our ability to control the continued use of this mineral in today's Complex technological world. 3