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Deadly dust : silicosis and the politics of occupational disease in twentieth-century America

Author: David Rosner; Gerald E Markowitz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1994, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charting the history of an occupational disease - the spread of silicosis in the USA during the Depression - this study examines how a culture defines disease and how disease itself is understood at  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rosner; Gerald E Markowitz
ISBN: 069103771X 9780691037714
OCLC Number: 36659521
Description: xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Cabinet of curiosities": silicosis and the recognition of industrial disease --
Foundries and the silicosis problem --
"This king of occupational diseases-silicosis" --
"Those that are competent to speak" --
"Street of walking death": silicosis in the tri-state --
Last gasps: the death of the silicosis issue.
Other Titles: Silicosis and the politics of occupational disease in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1991 "Rosner and Markowitz have produced a carefully crafted history of the rise and fall of this occupational disease, focusing especially on the Read more...

 
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