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JAMA Revisited
March 6, 2018

The Health of Women Wage Earners

Author Affiliations

March 9, 1918

JAMA. 1918;70(10):693- 694.

JAMA. 2018;319(9):938. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12270

The entrance of women into vocations once regarded as the exclusive province of male labor has been enormously accentuated by the needs of wartime service throughout the world, although the movement in this direction was well initiated in some fields even before the present conflict. Most civilized countries have provided special legislative protection for women wage earners.1 It is said that in many respects American legislation lags far behind the legal protection already afforded by leading European countries to the women who, with slighter physique, are competing with men or are replacing men amid the special health hazards of modern industry.

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