Alice Hamilton


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(1869–1970) A pioneer American occupational disease specialist, renowned for innovative studies of “dangerous trades.” She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1893 and worked on occupational diseases in Illinois, at Harvard Medical School, and for the US Bureau of Labor. Her work, summarized in Industrial Poisons in the United States, consolidated her reputation as the world's leading industrial toxicologist of her time.

From A Dictionary of Public Health in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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