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June 5, 1915

The Modern Factory. Safety, Sanitation and Welfare.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(23):1933. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570490049032

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This volume shows evidence of careful, systematic preparation. It considers first the history of the factory and the legal definitions of the term "factory." The growth of the factory system is shown as it has occurred in various nations. The types of modern factories are illustrated, the poor contrasted with the good, and numerous suggestions given as to methods of construction. In a section on factory fires and their prevention, a history of important fires is given and the conditions are analyzed to show the possibility of prevention. An important chapter is that concerned with factory accidents and safety. Of recent years great attention has been given to these points. The author gives many illustrations showing methods of preventing contact with belts, cog-wheels, vats, moving saws and punches. Chapter V considers light and illumination, the prevention of glare, the regulation of light, and closes with a discussion of the standards

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