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Author Troesken, Werner, 1963-

Title The great lead water pipe disaster / Werner Troesken
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments -- Prologue : Exhuming Michael Galler -- 1. The significance of the small -- 2. A house for Erasmus -- 3. Fixing Alice -- 4. The latent history of eclampsia -- 5. The secret of Dr. Porritt's society -- 6. A false sense of simplicity -- 7. Responsibility in the court of the absurd -- 8. The legend of Loch Katrine -- 9. Building on the past -- Appendix A : Estimating the effects of lead water pipes on infant and fetal mortality -- Appendix B : A statistical supplement to The Menace and Geography of Eclampsia -- Appendix C : The correlates of lead solvency -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary The history of a long-running environmental catastrophe chronicles the harmful effects of lead pipes and their continued use despite evidence that they pose a significant health risk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-309) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drinking water -- Lead content -- History.
Lead poisoning -- History.
Lead -- Environmental aspects -- History.
Lead -- Toxicology -- History.
Pipe, Lead -- History.
Water-pipes -- Materials -- History.
Environmental Exposure.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Lead Poisoning.
Water Supply -- history.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006049401
ISBN 0262285177 (electronic bk.)
9780262285179 (electronic bk.)