Alice Hamilton was a pioneer in occupational medicine and industrial toxicology. And it’s not an exaggeration to say that she was the most important person in helping to make the American workplace safer. She also campaigned for women’s rights, social and economic reform, and international peace. There are very few people who need more historical fame and glory than Dr. Alice Hamilton. Listen and be inspired!
Alice Hamilton M.D., Exploring the Dangerous Trades: the Autobiography of Alice Hamilton (1943).
Alice Hamilton’s memoir’s gives a direct and personal view of the difficulties in finding the effects of industrial toxic materials on workers’ health. One of the most important public health officials of the 20th century, Dr. Hamilton’s work saved thousands of lives and prevented even more cases of disease.