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The Workers' Detective

A Story about Dr. Alice Hamilton · Creative Minds Biographies

by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson Author · Janet A. Schulz Illustrator


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Dr. Alice Hamilton's accomplishments were many, but one in particular changed her life forever. Working as a social worker in the Chicago slums, Alice noticed that lead factory workers were pale and thin, and some had trouble moving their wrists and hands. Setting out to investigate the cause of their ailements, Alice pioneered a new branch of medicine—industrial medicine. As a doctor, social worker, and fighter for peace, Alice single-handedly changed the world. Because of her many American workers lived longer, healthier lives.

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Lerner Publishing Group
Millbrook Press ™
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Creative Minds Biographies


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Stephanie Sammartino McPherson (Author)

Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.

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