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Muscle And Blood Rachel Scott

Muscle And Blood

Rachel Scott

Published 1974
ISBN : 9780525161509
Hardcover
306 pages
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Author Rachel Scotts survey of the epidemic persistence of 19th century horrors in industry ranges from beryllium disease to loss of life and limb in mines and refineries --owing to industry pressure, accidents are vastly under-counted and employersMoreAuthor Rachel Scotts survey of the epidemic persistence of 19th century horrors in industry ranges from beryllium disease to loss of life and limb in mines and refineries --owing to industry pressure, accidents are vastly under-counted and employers often deny that diseases are job related. One aspect Scott herself merely notes is the way the bonus system and the 1970s speedup make workers ignore safety insofar as safety slows them up. This three-year Ford Foundation funded study --relying more on interviews than tabulations --ably sketches the size and the pain of the slaughter but unlike Emma Rothschild in Paradise Lost (1973), for example, Scott does not press for the contextual grasp of technological and financial developments (or non-developments) which would locate the investigation in something more than abstract profiteering.