Deadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health / David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz.

Author
Rosner, David, 1947- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
New & expanded ed.
Published/​Created
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Description
xix, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Related name
Series
Conversations in medicine and society. [More in this series]
Summary note
"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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
ISBN
0472031104 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005056898
OCLC
62282686
International Article Number
  • 9780472031108
RCP
C - S