Alice Hamilton

Alice Hamilton

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: February 27, 1869
Died: September 22, 1970
Birth Sign: Pisces

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There can be no intelligent control of the lead danger in industry unless it is based on the principle of keeping the air clear from dust and fumes.

Everything I discovered was new and most of it was really valuable.

It was impossible for me to believe that conditions in Europe could be worse than they were in the Polish section of Chicago, and in many Italian and Irish tenements, or that any workshops could be worse than some of those I had seen in our foreign quarters.

It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases.

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem.

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.

When employers tell me they prefer married men, and encourage their men to have homes of their own, because it makes them so much steadier, I wonder if they have any idea of all that that implies.

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.

No young doctor nowadays can hope for work as exciting and rewarding.

From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands.

It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

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