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Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning

Author: Christian Warren
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.
Series: Online access with JISC subscription agreement: ACLS Humanities E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the twentieth century, lead poisoning killed thousands of workers and children in the United States. Thousands who survived lead poisoning were left physically crippled or were robbed of mental faculties and years of life. In "Brush with Death," social historian Christian Warren offers the first comprehensive history of lead poisoning in the United States. Focusing on lead paint and leaded gasoline, Warren  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Warren, Christian.
Brush with death.
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99046329
(OCoLC)42393544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Warren
ISBN: 0801868203 9780801868207
OCLC Number: 606298951
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Arthur Viseltear Prize 2002 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : What's lead in the bone ... --
1. Plumbing the depths --
2. Childhood lead poisoning before 1930 --
3. Toxic purity : how the United States became a nation of white-leaders --
4. Occupational lead poisoning in the progressive era --
5. Protecting workers and profits in the lead industries --
6. Company doctors on the job --
7. Introducing leaded gasoline --
8. Defining childhood lead poisoning as a disease of poverty --
9. Urban physicians discover the silent epidemic --
10. The screaming epidemic --
11. Facing the consequences of leaded gasoline --
12. The rise and fall of universal childhood lead screening --
13. Regulating "low-level" lead poisoning --
Appendix: Reports on lead poisoning.
Series Title: Online access with JISC subscription agreement: ACLS Humanities E-Books.
Responsibility: Christian Warren.

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