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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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Globalizing Spirometry

Globalizing Spirometry

The “Racial Factor” in Scientific Medicine

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(p.109) 5 Globalizing Spirometry
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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/9780816683574.003.0005

Chapter 5 tracks the spirometer as it moved among the U.S., Britain, and South Africa at a moment when users recognized the pressing need to distinguish between “normal” and “abnormal” lung capacity.

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

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