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Public Health Reports: Hamilton and Hardy: Mentoring and Friendship in the Service of Occupational Health

In a recent article in Public Health Reports (PHR), Dr. Marianne Sullivan of the William Paterson University explores the mentoring relationship between Dr. Alice Hamilton and Dr. Harriet Hardy, two female physician-researchers who had a tremendous impact on the development of the field of occupational health in the United States during the 20th century. “Hamilton and Hardy” is shorthand for one of the most well-known textbooks in occupational health and medicine, Industrial Toxicology. The article explores their relationship within the historical, political, and social context in which the women worked and made remarkable contributions to public health.

View the full article here.

The official journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and the US Public Health Service since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars, and students of public health. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and SAGE Publications, the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community. For full access to current content, visit Public Health Reports to subscribe.