The Resource Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning, Christian Warren

Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning, Christian Warren

Label
Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning
Title
Brush with death
Title remainder
a social history of lead poisoning
Statement of responsibility
Christian Warren
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
615.9/25688/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1231.L4
LC item number
W37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning, Christian Warren
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-348) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : What's lead in the bone ... -- 1. Plumbing the depths -- 2. Childhood lead poisoning before 1930 -- 3. Toxic purity : how the United States became a nation of white-leaders -- 4. Occupational lead poisoning in the progressive era -- 5. Protecting workers and profits in the lead industries -- 6. Company doctors on the job -- 7. Introducing leaded gasoline -- 8. Defining childhood lead poisoning as a disease of poverty -- 9. Urban physicians discover the silent epidemic -- 10. The screaming epidemic -- 11. Facing the consequences of leaded gasoline -- 12. The rise and fall of universal childhood lead screening -- 13. Regulating "low-level" lead poisoning -- Appendix: Reports on lead poisoning
Control code
ocn606298951
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801868207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780801868207
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36902147
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606298951
  • acls0801868203
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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