Kerr, Lorin E., 1909-

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Lorin E. Kerr received a B.A. from the University of Toledo in 1931 and an M.D. (1935) and a M.S.P.H. (1939) from the University of Michigan. He worked for the U.S. Public Health Service from 1944 until 1948, when he began working for the Welfare and Retirement Fund of the United Mine Workers. Kerr was the founder and first director of the U.M.W.A.'s Department of Occupational Health and was influential in the passage of legislation to compensate coal miners suffering from black lung disease.

From the description of Lorin Edgar Kerr papers, 1941-1981 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167276

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associatedWith American Labor Health Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Public Health Association. corporateBody
associatedWith District of Columbia. Health Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Esselstyn, Caldwell B., 1902-1975. person
associatedWith Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. person
associatedWith Group Health Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Group Health Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Hardy, Harriet Louise, 1906- person
associatedWith Harriet Louise Hardy, 1906- person
associatedWith Howard University. corporateBody
associatedWith National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. corporateBody
associatedWith National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Public Health Association (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith United Mine Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Weinerman, E. Richard (Edwin Richard), 1917-1970. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington, D.C
Environmental health
Coal miners and mining
Labor unions--Health facilities
Medical care
Labor unions and public health
Old age pensions
Public health
Retirement income
Lung--Dust diseases
Industrial safety--Law and legislation
Occupational diseases
Labor and laboring classes--Medical care
Health officers


Birth 1909



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