Occupational medicine and the construction of "difficult reputations".

@article{Guidotti2008OccupationalMA,
  title={Occupational medicine and the construction of "difficult reputations".},
  author={Tee Lamont Guidotti},
  journal={New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={285-98}
}
The creation of "difficult reputations" is a collective act of disparagement often undertaken to diminish the influence of the target individual or group for political reasons. This process can be observed in efforts to discredit the field of occupational medicine and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) by revising its history. Examples are given from Draper's 'The Company Doctor: Risk, Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism' and LaDou, in which new… CONTINUE READING

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