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Alice Hamilton

A Life in Letters

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674424166

Publication Date: 09/17/1984

460 pages


Commonwealth Fund Publications


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Brings to life a remarkable woman… Alice Hamilton, pioneer in industrial medicine and, so to speak, the grandmother of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, was one of that extraordinary first flight of activist women who set about changing the world… A memorable portrait of a woman and an age.The New York Times Book Review

Elegant and illuminating… A book to be read and reread, and pondered for all that it can teach.South Atlantic Quarterly

A book which captures and illuminates Hamilton’s many-faceted personality and career. It allows us to become acquainted with a complex and changing individual while placing her thoughts and activities within the context of late 19th-century feminist thought… We come away from Alice Hamilton with an enriched sense of the personal and social dilemmas her generation of educated women reformers sought to resolve.Technology and Culture

In our age without heroes, it is both refreshing and valuable to be reminded of heroic lives. Alice Hamilton was such a person. Her rich and varied life, her fortitude and accomplishments, are brought to light in this deeply affecting, beautifully constructed biography.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

One of the most fulfilling books about the life and work of a physician that I have read in many a year… A beautiful piece of scholarship and a book that is a pleasure to read and to think about.Bulletin of the History of Medicine

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