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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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Adjudicating Disability in the Industrial Worker

Adjudicating Disability in the Industrial Worker

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(p.139) 6 Adjudicating Disability in the Industrial Worker
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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/9780816683574.003.0006

Chapter 6 focuses on a particular site of technological innovation in Britain after the Second World War. The Pneumoconiosis Research Unit was established to investigate disease among coal miners. Unit staff deployed the spirometer to assess the seemingly intractable problem of disability.

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

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