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Special Themed Issue: The Health Impact of 9/11: Fifteen Years Later:

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Special Issue: From Silicosis to Silica Hazards: An Experiment in Medicine, History and the Social Sciences
Volume 58, Issue S1

Written by historians and social, medical and occupational health scientists from a number of countries, the articles in this special issue are based on the proceedings of a unique interdisciplinary symposium held in Paris in 2013 to explore the history of silica and silicosis science over the past century, and specifically the influence of the seminal 1930 ILO Silicosis Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Reflecting a constant interplay between past and present, the articles explore both the evolution and diversion of ideas about silica and silicosis over the past 85 years and propose avenues for future research on this ancient but persisting occupational hazard.

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History and medicine—The case of silicosise
Rodney Ehrlich

From silicosis to silica hazards: An experiment in medicine, history, and the social sciences
Paul-André Rosental, David Rosner and Paul D. Blanc

Truncating a disease. The reduction of silica hazards to silicosis at the 1930 international labor office conference on silicosis in Johannesburg
PA Rosental

Conspicuous disease: The surveillance of silicosis in South Africa, 1910–1970
Keith Derek Breckenridge

Miners, silica and disability: The bi-national interplay between South Africa and the United Kingdom, c1900–1930s
Arthur McIvor

From the definition of silicosis at the 1930 Johannesburg conference to the blurred boundaries between pneumoconioses, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
Michel Vincent, Cecile Chemarin, Catherine Cavalin, Mikael Catinon and Paul-André Rosental

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