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Breathing Race into the Machine

Publisher: Minnesota : University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Portions of chapters 1 and 2 were previously published as "Spirometry, Measurement, and Race in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 60 (2005): 135-169."

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9780816683574 0816683573 9780816683598 081668359X
OCLC Number: 871595470
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Measuring Vital Capacity1. "Inventing" the Spirometer: Working-Class Bodies in Victorian England2. Black Lungs and White Lungs: The Science of White Supremacy in the Nineteenth-Century United States3. Filling the Lungs with Air: The Rise of Physical Culture in America4. Progress and Race: Vitality in Turn-of-the-Century Britain5. Globalizing Spirometry: The "Racial Factor" in Scientific Medicine6. Adjudicating Disability in the Industrial Worker7. Diagnosing Silicosis: Physiological Testing in South African Gold MinesEpilogue: How Race Takes RootNotesIndex
Responsibility: Braun, Lundy.

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