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Accident prone : a history of technology, psychology, and misfits of the machine age / John C. Burnham.
- Burnham, John C. (John Chynoweth), 1929-
About this work
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-317) and index.
Before accident proneness -- German origins -- British origins -- Preparing the way: transport operators -- The streams come together in the late 1920s and early 1930s -- Consolidation and development, 1930s-World War II -- How psychiatrists did not adopt and medicalize accident proneness -- The mid-twentieth-century high point -- Eclipse of the idea among experts -- Bypassing accident proneness with engineering.
Where to find it
Location StatusHistory of MedicineVT /BUR Open shelves