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Document ID (ISN)45678
CIS number 86-599
ISBN(s) 0-7099-3606-0
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Weindling P.
Title The social history of occupational health
Bibliographic information Croom Helm Ltd., Provident House, Burrell Row, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AT, United Kingdom, 1985. 267p. Illus. Bibl. Price:ú17.95.
Abstract Papers presented at Portsmouth Polytechnic (United Kingdom), 8-10 July 1983. The growth in public and professional awareness of occupational hazards is reviewed, with detailed descriptions of selected industries and events. Contents: linking self-help and medical science; the social history of occupational medicine and factory health services in the Federal Republic of Germany; from "workmen's diseases" to "occupational diseases"; disease, labour migration and technological change; TNT poisoning and the employment of women workers in the First World War; tuberculosis, silicosis and the slate industry in North Wales, 1927-1939; a patient in need of care (German occupational health statistics); coronary heart disease; the rise and decline of workmen's compensation; what is an accident?; workers' insurance versus protection of the workers; an inspector calls (health and safety at work in inter-war Britain); industrial health and scientific management in an Italian light engineering firm in the Fascist period.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; plant health services; occupational medicine; history; workmen's compensation
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; United Kingdom; Germany (Federal Republic of); tuberculosis; German Democratic Republic; Italy; mining and quarrying; respirable dust; silicosis; electrical industry; armaments industry; compilation of statistics; conference; trinitrotoluene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Workers' compensation
Occupational health services