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No publisher (1911) - Bound in light brown buckram with title printed in black on spine (13 5/16" X 8 15/16") 121 pages text on recto only. Binding is lightly soiled, end papers are a light blue, pages numbered in pencil at bottom. Binding very tight and square holding a few typed tissue pages and many typed and illustrated heavy stock pages, a few illustrations loose. This is a unique volume as its contents are hand assembled by I assume William Howe Tolman, the person generally given credit for the term "social engineering". Tolman was an early proponent of work place safety in the United States at a time when machines were being used to increase production to such an extent that safety was not a consideration. If hurt or killed on the job, the most ones family could expect would be 6 months pay. He also was a proponent of wearing safety gear or clothing when working around hazardous materials. He traveled the country lecturing large companies in ways to make the work environment safer and healthier in order to actually improve production. The Dresden Exhibition of 1911 was organized by a successful German mouthwash company owner. It's aim was to educate people as to hygiene (hence the mouthwash company) and safety in all aspects of life. 30 countries participated with nearly 20,000 exhibits, and attendance was said to be 5 million visitors. This volume consists of typed pages, a small amount of manuscript, illustrations both cut from other publications as well as original photographs, colored graphs and charts. The information consists mostly of showing workplace machines and ways to prevent injury when using the machines. In some cases what to do once injured. This book was either compiled as notes for a presentation or as a mock up for possible publication. The Dresden Exhibition had a lasting impact as it spawned The German Hygiene Museum and is said to have been the beginning of sports medicine. Quite a one of a kind unique look into the history of modern work place safety. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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