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“Phossy jaw”: an industrial horror story

Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Skull with jaw affected by phosphorus poisoning. Artwork by J. Bartholomew in Edinburgh Medical Journal. Wellcome Collection. Public domain. β€œThe greatest tragedy in the whole story of occupational diseases.”1 – Donald Hunter, M.D. (1898–1978)   The development of cheap, reliable, and reasonably safe matches became possible with the addition of […]