Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Partial date due slip on front inside cover. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
This book examines the medical profession and miners' understandings of disease in miners and the response of the government, unions and public health officials to the rise of morbidity and mortality in the mining workforce.
Obscured by tuberculosis, silicosis was, like the dust that caused it, often swept under the carpet. Old ex-miners are still dying from silicosis contracted while working underground in Western Australia.
"Criena's book is an exemplary study of a serious occupational health issue and its impact on families..." Linda Bryder Health and History, Vol. 18 No. 1, 2016.