The Education of Alice Hamilton: From Fort Wayne to Harvard

Author:   Matthew C. Ringenberg ,  William C. Ringenberg ,  Joseph D. Brain
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
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Pages:   166
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
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As the founder of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the first woman faculty member of Harvard University, Alice Hamilton will be remembered for her contributions to public health and her remarkable career. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hamilton attended several medical schools contributing to her lifelong dedication to learning. Focusing on the investigation of the health and safety conditions - or rather lack thereof - in the nation's factories and mines during the second decade of the twentieth century, her discoveries led to factory and mine level-initiated reforms, and to city, state, and federal reform legislation. It also led to a greater recognition in the nation's universities for formal academic programs in industrial and public health. In 1919 the Harvard officials considered Hamilton the best qualified person in the country to lead their effort in this area. The Education of Alice Hamilton is an inspiring story of a woman dedicated to erudition and helping others. -- Indiana University Press

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Author:   Matthew C. Ringenberg ,  William C. Ringenberg ,  Joseph D. Brain
Publisher:   Indiana University Press
Imprint:   Indiana University Press
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9780253043993


ISBN 10:   0253043999
Pages:   166
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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List of Tables Preface Brief Educational Biography 1. Prologue: Alice Hamilton Arrives at Harvard 2. Early Informal Education 3. Learning in Transition to Adulthood 4. Medical Schools 5. Learning Self Confidence at Hull House 6. Investigating the Dangerous Trades 7. The Scientist as Social Scientist 8. Epilogue: The Senior as a Public Intellectual 9. A Photographic Memoir Bibliography: Wilma R. Slaight Bibliography of the Writings of Alice Hamilton -- Indiana University Press

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This volume is valuable just for its windows-through a series of 40 photographs, a comprehensive table of honors and awards Hamilton received, and an extensive bibliography of other source material-into the formative years of our field and the life of a pathbreaking woman in academia. But the authors have brought Hamilton into the present moment through their careful synthesis of how she came to occupational epidemiology and remained absolutely faithful to science and to evidence-based advocacy at its best. -- Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH * AJPH Book & Media *


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Matthew C. Ringenberg is a Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work at Valparaiso University. William C. Ringenberg is partially retired as a professor emeritus of History at Taylor University. Joseph Brain is the Cecil and Phillip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology in the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. -- Indiana University Press

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