“Buying brains and experts”: British coal owners, regulatory capture and miners’ health, 1918 – 1946

  title={“Buying brains and experts”: British coal owners, regulatory capture and miners’ health, 1918 – 1946},
  author={Andrew Perchard and Keith Gildart},
  journal={Labor History},
  pages={459 - 480}
This article examines British coal owners’ use of medical and scientific knowledge of occupational lung diseases in the mining industry to resist regulatory changes between 1918 and 1946. It explores the strategies deployed by coal owners in response to scientific and lay debates over the hazard to workers’ health presented by dust, and legislation to compensate miners for pneumoconiosis and silicosis contracted in the nation’s collieries. In particular, it investigates coal owner deployment of… 
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