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Asbestos and Its Diseases$
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John E. Craighead and Allen R. Gibbs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.001.0001

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From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878–1965

From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878–1965

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(p.3) 1 From Cotton-Stone to the New York Conference: Asbestos-Related Diseases 1878–1965
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Asbestos and Its Diseases
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Bruce W. Case

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0001

This chapter sets forth how we came to understand asbestos and its potential as a cause of disease. Topics discussed include the discovery and beginnings of use of asbestos, the period of isolated observations and the emergence of asbestos as a cause of disease, asbestos and malignancy, and the New York Conference of 1964.

Keywords:   asbestos, malignancy, disease, New York Conference

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