An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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HARDY, Harriet Louise

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Challenging man-made disease.

New York: Praeger, 1983.

Hardy's "studies on beryllium began in 1945 when she started working for the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Medicine. She studied factories that produced fluorescent bulbs in LynnSalem, and Ipswich, Massachusetts. She discovered that many of the workers contracted berylliosis. Berylliosis is caused by the inhalation of dust or fumes containing beryllium. The disease presents itself with coughing, weight loss, shortness of breath, and scarring of the lungs. While beryllium was a main area of study for Dr. Hardy, throughout her career, she also studied anthraxmercury poisoning, women's growth, and physical fitness" (Wikipedia).



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , TOXICOLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999