Exploring the Dangerous Trades The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton M D

Exploring the Dangerous Trades   The Autobiography of Alice Hamilton  M D
Author: Alice Hamilton
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1447494946
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring the Dangerous Trades

Exploring the Dangerous Trades
Author: Alice Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1943
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring the Dangerous Trades

Exploring the Dangerous Trades
Author: Alice Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1980-05-01
ISBN: 9780678011041
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring the Dangerous Trades the Autobiography Primary Source Edition

Exploring the Dangerous Trades the Autobiography   Primary Source Edition
Author: Alice Hamilton
Publsiher: Nabu Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014-03-12
ISBN: 9781294794271
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Dangerous Trades the Autobiography Primary Source Edition Book Excerpt:

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Exploring the Dangerous Trades the Autobiography Scholar s Choice Edition

Exploring the Dangerous Trades the Autobiography   Scholar s Choice Edition
Author: Alice Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2015-02-15
ISBN: 9781298029928
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Women Peace and Welfare

Women  Peace and Welfare
Author: Ann Oakley
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 1447332563
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Peace and Welfare Book Excerpt:

Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries, driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism. Ann Oakley uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism.

So Glorious a Landscape

So Glorious a Landscape
Author: Chris J. Magoc
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780842026963
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Glorious a Landscape Book Excerpt:

An anthology of period documents that illustrate important facets of Americans' changing relationship with nature.

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters
Author: Robert K Musil
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 0813571766
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters Book Excerpt:

In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism—the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, Carson is today often perceived as a solitary “great woman,” whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson’s life’s work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health. On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, this book helps underscore Carson’s enduring environmental legacy and brings to life the achievements of women writers and advocates, such as Ellen Swallow Richards, Dr. Alice Hamilton, Terry Tempest Williams, Sandra Steingraber, Devra Davis, and Theo Colborn, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement.

Hazards of the Job

Hazards of the Job
Author: Christopher C. Sellers
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN: 0807864455
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazards of the Job Book Excerpt:

Hazards of the Job explores the roots of modern environmentalism in the early-twentieth-century United States. It was in the workplace of this era, argues Christopher Sellers, that our contemporary understanding of environmental health dangers first took shape. At the crossroads where medicine and science met business, labor, and the state, industrial hygiene became a crucible for molding midcentury notions of corporate interest and professional disinterest as well as environmental concepts of the 'normal' and the 'natural.' The evolution of industrial hygiene illuminates how powerfully battles over knowledge and objectivity could reverberate in American society: new ways of establishing cause and effect begat new predicaments in medicine, law, economics, politics, and ethics, even as they enhanced the potential for environmental control. From the 1910s through the 1930s, as Sellers shows, industrial hygiene investigators fashioned a professional culture that gained the confidence of corporations, unions, and a broader public. As the hygienists moved beyond the workplace, this microenvironment prefigured their understanding of the environment at large. Transforming themselves into linchpins of science-based production and modern consumerism, they also laid the groundwork for many controversies to come.

Dangerous Trade

Dangerous Trade
Author: Christopher Sellers,Joseph Melling
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-12-22
ISBN: 1439904707
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Trade Book Excerpt:

From anthrax to asbestos to pesticides, industrial toxins and pollutants have troubled the world for the past century and longer. Environmental hazards from industry remain one of the world's foremost killers.Dangerous Trade establishes historical groundwork for a better understanding of how and why these hazards continue to threaten our shrinking world. In this timely collection, an international group of scholars casts a rigorous eye towards efforts to combat these ailments. Dangerous Trade contains a wide range of case studies that illuminate transnational movements of risk—from the colonial plantations of Indonesia to compensation laws in late 19th century Britain, and from the occupational medicine clinics of 1960s New York City to the burning of electronic waste in early twenty-first century Uruguay. The essays in Dangerous Trade provide an unprecedented broad perspective of the dangers stirred up by industrial activity across the globe, as well as the voices rasied to remedy them.

Civic Passions

Civic Passions
Author: Tichi
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN: 1458782433
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civic Passions Book Excerpt:

A gripping and inspiring book, Civic Passions examines innovative leadership in periods of crisis in American history. Starting from the late nineteenth century, when respected voices warned that America was on the brink of collapse, Cecelia Tichi explores the wisdom of practical visionaries who were confronted with a series of social, political, and financial upheavals that, in certain respects, seem eerily similar to modern times. The United States--then, as now--was riddled with political corruption, financial panics, social disruption, labor strife, and bourgeois inertia. Drawing on a wealth of evocative personal accounts, biographies, and archival material, Tichi brings seven iconoclastic individuals from the Gilded Age back to life. We meet physician Alice Hamilton, theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, jurist Louis D. Brandeis, consumer advocate Florence Kelley, anti lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, economist John R. Commons, and child-welfare advocate Julia Lathrop. Bucking the status quo of the Gilded Age as well as middle-class complacency, these reformers tirelessly garnered popular support as they championed progressive solutions to seemingly intractable social problems. Civic Passions is a provocative and powerfully written social history, a collection of mini biographies, and a user's manual on how a generation of social reformers can turn peril into progress with fresh, workable ideas. Together, these narratives of advocacy provide a stunning precedent of progressive action and show how citizen-activists can engage the problems of the age in imaginative ways. While offering useful models to encourage the nation in a newly progressive direction, Civic Passions reminds us that one determined individual can make a difference.

The Alchemy of Disease

The Alchemy of Disease
Author: John Whysner
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 0231549504
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemy of Disease Book Excerpt:

Since the dawn of the industrial age, we have unleashed a bewildering number of potentially harmful chemicals. But out of this vast array, how do we identify the actual threats? What does it take to prove that a certain chemical causes cancer? How do we translate academic knowledge of the toxic effects of particular substances into understanding real-world health consequences? The science that answers these questions is toxicology. In The Alchemy of Disease, John Whysner offers an accessible and compelling history of toxicology and its key findings. He details the experiments and discoveries that revealed the causal connections between chemical exposures and diseases. Balancing clear accounts of groundbreaking science with human drama and public-policy relevance, Whysner describes key moments in the development of toxicology and their thorny social and political implications. The book features discussions of toxicological problems past and present, including DDT, cigarettes and other carcinogens, lead poisoning, fossil fuels, chemical warfare, pharmaceuticals—including opioids—and the efficacy of animal testing. Offering valuable insight into the science and politics of crucial public-health concerns, The Alchemy of Disease shows that toxicology’s task—pinpointing the chemical cause of an illness—is as compelling as any detective story.

American Environmental History

American Environmental History
Author: Louis S. Warren
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 1444339397
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Environmental History Book Excerpt:

Explore how the peoples of America understood and changed their natural environments, remaking their politics, culture, and societies In this newly revised Second Edition of American Environmental History, celebrated environmental historian and author Louis S. Warren provides readers with insightful examination of how different American peoples created and reacted to environmental change and threats from the era before Columbus to the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll find concise editorial introductions to each chapter and interpretive interventions throughout this meticulous collection of essays and historical documents. This book covers topics as varied as Native American relations with nature, colonial invasions, American slavery, market expansion and species destruction, urbanization, Progressive and New Deal conservation, national parks, the environmental impact of consumer appetites, environmentalism and the backlash against it, environmental justice, and climate change. This new edition includes twice as many primary documents as the First Edition, along with findings from related fields such as Native American history, African American history, geography, and environmental justice. Ideal for students and researchers studying American environmental history and for those seeking historical perspectives on contemporary environmental challenges, this book will earn a place in the libraries of anyone with an interest in American history and the impact of American peoples on the environment and the world around them. Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis. He is a two-time winner of the Caughey Western History Association Prize, a Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the Albert Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Bancroft Prize in American History.

Literatim

Literatim
Author: Howard Markel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190070005
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literatim Book Excerpt:

"In 1959, shortly before his death and while reflecting over his roller-coaster career as a Hollywood film director, Preston Sturges (who I write about more fully later in this book) remarked, "the only amazing thing about my career...is that I ever had one at all." (1) The same might be said about my career as a physician and historian of medicine. As a young boy, some of my best companions were the characters I met on the pages of novels, stories, theatrical scripts, and screenplays. Fascinated by human stories, contradictions, both moral and physical, and worlds so vastly different from my middle-class, suburban Detroit upbringing, I was inspired to I try my hand at writing some of my own tales. In my teens, I was an active participant in my high school's theatre program (thankfully, in an era when taxpayers still supported the arts as a critical part of the public school curriculum) and wrote a series of incredibly bad plays. Soon enough, I was confronted by the decidedly difficult time I had in coming up with believable plots, a serious handicap for any budding fabulist."--

Radium Girls Women and Industrial Health Reform

Radium Girls  Women and Industrial Health Reform
Author: Claudia Clark
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780807846407
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radium Girls Women and Industrial Health Reform Book Excerpt:

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

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era A Historical Exploration of Literature

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era  A Historical Exploration of Literature
Author: Wendy Martin Ph.D.,Cecelia Tichi
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN: 1610697642
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era A Historical Exploration of Literature Book Excerpt:

This book offers a one-stop reference work covering the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that serves teachers and their students. • Integrates and aligns material for American literature and social studies curricula • Offers a range of tools to support literary works—analysis, history, document excerpts, and areas for study • Provides historical context for multiple key works of literature on the Gilded Age and Progressive era

Unspeakable

Unspeakable
Author: Lynn Sacco
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-08-17
ISBN: 0801896207
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unspeakable Book Excerpt:

Against several different historical backdrops—public accusations of incest against “genteel” men in the nineteenth century, the epidemic of gonorrhea among young girls in the early twentieth century, and adult women’s incest narratives in the mid-to late twentieth century—Sacco demonstrates that attitude shifts about patriarchal sexual abuse were influenced by a variety of individuals and groups seeking to protect their own interests.

Brush with Death

Brush with Death
Author: Christian Warren
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001-08-31
ISBN: 9780801868207
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brush with Death Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Arthur Viseltear Award for Outstanding Book in the History of Public Health from the American Public Health AssociationSelected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title During the twentieth century, lead poisoning killed thousands of workers and children in the United States. Thousands who survived lead poisoning were left physically crippled or were robbed of mental faculties and years of life. In Brush with Death, social historian Christian Warren offers the first comprehensive history of lead poisoning in the United States. Focusing on lead paint and leaded gasoline, Warren distinguishes three primary modes of exposure—occupational, pediatric, and environmental. This threefold perspective permits a nuanced exploration of the regulatory mechanisms, medical technologies, and epidemiological tools that arose in response to lead poisoning. Today, many children undergo aggressive "deleading" treatments when their blood-lead levels are well below the average blood-lead levels found in urban children in the 1950s. Warren links the repeated redefinition of lead poisoning to changing attitudes toward health, safety, and risk. The same changes that transformed the social construction of lead poisoning also transformed medicine and health care, giving rise to modern environmentalism and fundamentally altered jurisprudence.

Disease Detectives

Disease Detectives
Author: Lisa Yount
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781560067382
Category: Epidemics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Detectives Book Excerpt:

Profiles six scientists who worked in the struggle against the spread of epidemic disease, including John Snow, who made discoveries about the spread of cholera, Louis Pasteur, Walter Reed, and others.

Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law

Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law
Author: Ilise L Feitshans
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN: 1351134450
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law Book Excerpt:

Small things add up: trillions of dollars of products applying nanotechnology have been marketed to consumers promising new medicines, strong packaging to protect goods from contamination, stronger eyelash mascara and long-lasting lipstick, construction materials for housing, cheaper energy, and new drugs to fight cancer. Nanotechnology applications to consumer products represent a huge slice of daily economic life, heralding a revolutionary age for science and technology. How can the benefits of nanotechnology be realized while protecting public health? Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement fills a major void in legal, scientific policy discourse about nanotechnology for people who are curious about nanoscience, bioethics, and law. The pioneering, plain-language text of Dr. Ilise L. Feitshans, international health law scholar and former international civil servant, enables readers to move comfortably across disciplines and explore how nanotechnology can reshape both commerce and public health to improve daily life worldwide.