Year: 1979 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, v.7, (1979), p.55-62 SIEC No: 20021008

The mortality with respect to the total population of Finnish physicians during the period 1953 to 1972 was analysed and compared with the corresponding statistics for the general Finnish population, for Finnish foundry workers, and for American physicians. It was found that the overall mortalitly was lower for male physicians than that for the general population or for foundry workers, but was clearly higher than that for American physicians. Male physicians did not exhibit any major differences from the general population with regard to cardiovascular diseases and suicide. (27 refs)