Princeton University Library Catalog

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
Published/​Created:
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Εdition:
New & expanded ed.
Description:
xix, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0472031104 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2005056898
OCLC:
62282686
International Article Number:
  • 9780472031108
Related name:
RCP:
C - S