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Turning Men Into Stone: A social & medical history of silicosis in Western Australia 1890-1970 by Criena Fitzgerald (2016)

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1960, WA physician Dr Bob Elphick remarked to his colleagues that the mining industry was turning men into stone. This evocative image aptly described the end-stage pathophysiological changes that occurred in the lungs of the state's goldminers after exposure to silica dust.

Until 1926 in WA, when X-ray technology became readily available and financially viable, diagnosis of dust disease in miners was fraught, flawed and at best an educated medical guess. Medical men and miners believed that their ill health was caused by a combination of infection from tuberculosis and exposure to dust, but it was tuberculosis rather than silicosis that became the focus of preventative and

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Product NoCMS2812379
Weight (g)0 g
AuthorCriena Fitzgerald
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition Date2016
Pages252
Size170 x 240 x 1mm
FormatSoft Cover, Section Sewn
ISBN9780859056359
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1960, WA physician Dr Bob Elphick remarked to his colleagues that the mining industry was turning men into stone. This evocative image aptly described the end-stage pathophysiological changes that occurred in the lungs of the state's goldminers after exposure to silica dust.

Until 1926 in WA, when X-ray technology became readily available and financially viable, diagnosis of dust disease in miners was fraught, flawed and at best an educated medical guess. Medical men and miners believed that their ill health was caused by a combination of infection from tuberculosis and exposure to dust, but it was tuberculosis rather than silicosis that became the focus of preventative and

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