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GK Crompton
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Volume 40: Issue 4: 2010




The observation that hyperventilation was common in men involved in civil court actions compared with my non-medico-legal practice stimulated me to  carefully  assess  100  consecutively  seen  men  with  non-malignant  asbestos-related disease(s). A diagnosis of hyperventilation was made in 33 and probable
hyperventilation in 12. The development of anxiety symptoms in these men could in part at least, be prevented or greatly decreased if more emphasis was placed on  the  education  of  ex-asbestos  workers  by  solicitors  and  organisations responsible for the initiation of civil actions.