Industrial medicine

Comment Icon0 Youngstown was home to three major steel mills and countless other industrial operations in its history. These jobs were dangerous and workers were injured regularly. Some of the larger companies contained medical departments to handle these cases.

Comment Icon0 Dr. Patrick Kennedy worked at Youngstown Sheet and Tube during from 1924 until his retirement in 1961. In this interview, he talks about his work schedule in his early days at the mill.

Comment Icon0 In 1930s, workers in the Youngstown Sheet and Tube were part of a Harvard Fatigue Laboratory study on how salt water can prevent and cure heat cramps. These “heat cramp” cases were a problem in many industries were workers experienced intense heat for long periods of time, such as mining, steel mills, and desert construction crews. In this interview, Dr. Kennedy talks about how the study worked and its results.


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