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Breathing Race into the MachineThe Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics$
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Lundy Braun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816683574

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.001.0001

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“Inventing” the Spirometer Working-Class Bodies in Victorian England

“Inventing” the Spirometer Working-Class Bodies in Victorian England

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(p.1) 1. “Inventing” the Spirometer Working-Class Bodies in Victorian England
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Breathing Race into the Machine
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Lundy Braun

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.003.0001

Chapter 1 focuses on mid-nineteenth century Britain when John Hutchinson published his studies on the spirometer and exhibited the instrument and his data to elite London societies. Hutchinson was the first to name the spirometer and the entity it purported to measure and to classify spirometric data according to occupational categories.

Keywords:   Race and ethnicity, Genomics and health, Spirometry, Physical education, Anthropometry, Work-related disability, Coal workers pneumoconiosis, Silicosis, Race correction

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