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Diagnosing Silicosis

Lundy Braun

in Breathing Race into the Machine

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print February 2014 | ISBN: 9780816683574
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9781452949185 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.003.0007
Diagnosing Silicosis

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Chapter 7 centers on the use of the spirometer in South Africa to adjudicate disability claims among gold miners, but only in whites. Black miners at the time were largely excluded from monitoring for disease and compensation for silicosis.

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

Chapter.  9445 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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