Historic Texts in Occupational Health


An exhibit on the 5th floor of the Library features key historic texts in the history of occupational health, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century.

On display are several editions of Bernardino Ramazzini's De Morbis Artificum (considered the founding work of occupational medicine), including the first edition and the first English edition, Diseases of Tradesmen. Earlier works, such as a rare edition of Stockhausen's Libellus De Lithargyrii Fumo Noxio Morbificio, describe diseases of miners.

The exhibit includes works by Charles Thackrah, Florence Nightingale, Horace Vernon, Alice Hamilton, and other significant contributors to the field.

The exhibit will be on view through August 26, in the display cases outside the Technology Commons.

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