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Radium girls, women and industrial health reform : 1910-1935

Author: Claudia Clark
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early twentieth century, a group of women workers hired to apply luminous paint to watch faces and instrument dials found themselves among the first victims of radium poisoning. Claudia Clark's book tells the compelling story of these women, who at first had no idea that the tedious task of dialpainting was any different from the other factory jobs available to them. But after repeated exposure to the  Read more...
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Clark, Claudia.
Radium girls, women and industrial health reform.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 1997
(DLC) 96027358
(OCoLC)35151143
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Clark
ISBN: 0807860816 9780807860816
OCLC Number: 45732589
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 289 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: Watch Alice Glow The New Jersey Radium Dialpainters --
The Unknown God Radium, Research, and Businesses --
Something about That Factory The Dialpainters and the Consumers' League --
A "Hitherhto Unrecognized" Occupational Hazard The Discovery of Radium Poisoning --
A David Fighting Goliath of Industrialism Compensation in New Jersey and Connecticut --
Is That Watch Fad Worth The Price? Industrial Radium Poisoning and Federal Courts and Agencies --
Gimme a Gamma Iatrogenic Radium Poisoning --
We Slapped Radium Around Like Cake Frosting Dialpainting in Illinois --
Conclusion.
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