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Author Rosner, David, 1947-

Title Deadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect worker's health / David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz
Edition New & expanded edition
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.196244 Ros/Dds 2006  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Conversations in medicine and society
Conversations in medicine and society.
Contents I. The "cabinet of curiosities" : silicosis and the recognition of industrial disease -- II. Foundries and the silicosis problem -- III. "This king of occupational diseases - silicosis" -- IV. "Those that are competent to speak" -- V. "Street of walking death" : silicosis in the tri-state -- VI. Last gasps : the death of the silicosis issue -- VII. Silicosis reborn : 1970-2000 -- VIII. Conclusion -- App. The "science" of thresholds
Summary "During the Depression, silicosis, an industrial lung disease, emerged as a national social crisis. Experts estimated that hundreds of thousands of workers were at risk of disease, disability, and death by inhaling silica in mines, foundries, and quarries."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Silicosis -- United States.
Occupational diseases -- Social aspects -- United States.
Occupational diseases -- Political aspects -- United States.
Author Markowitz, Gerald E.
LC no. 2005056898
ISBN 9780472031108 paperback alkaline paper