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Breathing race into the machine : the surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics, Lundy Braun

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Breathing race into the machine : the surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics
Title
Breathing race into the machine
Title remainder
the surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics
Statement of responsibility
Lundy Braun
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the antebellum South, plantation physicians used a new medical device-the spirometer-to show that lung volume and therefore vital capacity were supposedly less in black slaves than in white citizens. At the end of the Civil War, a large study of racial difference employing the spirometer appeared to confirm the finding, which was then applied to argue that slaves were unfit for freedom. What is astonishing is that this example of racial thinking is anything but a historical relic. In Breathing Race into the Machine, science studies scholar Lundy Braun traces the little-known history of th
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Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Braun, Lundy
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Spirometry
  • Lungs
  • Lungs
  • Spirometry
  • Spirometry
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Lung
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Racism
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Lungs
  • Lungs
  • Spirometry
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Breathing race into the machine : the surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics, Lundy Braun
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Publication
Note
"Portions of chapters 1 and 2 were previously published as "Spirometry, Measurement, and Race in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 60 (2005): 135-169."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Inventing" the spirometer: working class bodies in Victorian England -- Black lungs and white lungs: the science of white supremacy in the nineteenth century United States -- Filling the lungs with air: the rise of physical culture in America -- Progress and race: vitality in turn of the century Britain -- Globalizing spirometry: the "racial factor" in scientific medicine -- Adjudicating disability in the industrial worker -- Diagnosing silicosis: physiological testing in South African gold mines
Control code
ocn871257790
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452940991
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 577398
  • 22573/ctt5mpxf4
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257790
Label
Breathing race into the machine : the surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics, Lundy Braun
Publication
Note
"Portions of chapters 1 and 2 were previously published as "Spirometry, Measurement, and Race in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 60 (2005): 135-169."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Inventing" the spirometer: working class bodies in Victorian England -- Black lungs and white lungs: the science of white supremacy in the nineteenth century United States -- Filling the lungs with air: the rise of physical culture in America -- Progress and race: vitality in turn of the century Britain -- Globalizing spirometry: the "racial factor" in scientific medicine -- Adjudicating disability in the industrial worker -- Diagnosing silicosis: physiological testing in South African gold mines
Control code
ocn871257790
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452940991
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 577398
  • 22573/ctt5mpxf4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257790

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