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The Prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Disease in the Industrial Era

Edited by Sven E. Wilson

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780226116181
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.003.0006
The Prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Disease in the Industrial Era

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This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the medical data on the respiratory system covering the period from 1895 to 1910. It explores the variety of respiratory conditions that examining physicians identified and how the distribution of conditions varied by age, occupation, population, and place of birth at four points in time: 1895, 1900, 1905, and 1910. A system-based approach is very practical when using the pension data, since the examining physicians typically recorded their observations system by system and recommended financial compensation by body system as well.

Keywords: medical data; respiratory system; respiratory conditions; health; morbidity

Chapter.  13645 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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