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byssinosis n.

byssinosis n.

byssinosis n.

Mondays without Dread: The Trade Union Response to Byssinosis in the Lancashire Cotton Industry in the Twentieth Century

Review: The Cotton Dust Papers: Science, Politics, and Power in the ‘Discovery’ of Byssinosis in the U.S.

BURGIS, Edwin Cooper (1878 - 1966), formerly Independent Chairman of Sandstone Industry Compensation Fund for North West of England; Independent Chairman of Byssinosis Compensation and Benefit Schemes; Member of Home Office Committee on Industrial Diseases (Workmen’s Compensation); Deputy Chairman of Quarter Sessions of County of Cheshire; Chairman of Eddisbury Petty Sessions; Chairman of Cheshire County Licensing Committee; Chairman Conscientious Objectors, N Western Division

LEVY, Richard Francis (1892 - 1968), retired as Chairman Monopolies Commission, 1956–65; Chairman Workman’s Compensation Supplementation Board, 1956–62; Chairman Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Board, 1956–62; Chairman Committee of Inquiry into Precautions against Anthrax, 1957; lately Recorder of Margate

TYLECOTE, Frank Edward (died 1965), JP City of Manchester, 1934; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Univ. of Manchester; Hon. Alderman, City of Manchester; Mem. Coun., Roy. Coll. of Physicians of London, 1938–41; Hon. Consulting Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Macclesfield General Infirmary; Consulting Medical Officer, Williams Deacons Bank; Ex-Member Byssinosis Medical Bd; and pneumoconiosis and silicosis panels; ex-President National Smoke Abatement Society; Governor and Member of Council Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester; Court of Governors, Manchester Univ.; Medical Advisory Committee Asthma Research Council; Health Centres Sub-Cttee of Central Health Services Council of Ministry of Health; Standing Conference on investigation of atmospheric pollution


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n. an industrial disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of dusts of cotton, flax, hemp, or sisal. The patient characteristically has chest tightness and wheeze after the weekend break, which wears off during the working week.

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