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Harriet L Hardy, MD: fighting man-made disease
  1. D F Salerno1,
  2. I L Feitshans2
  1. 1Pfizer Global Research and Development–Ann Arbor Laboratories, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  2. 2Adjunct Faculty, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Albany, NY, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Deborah F Salerno
 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA:

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23 September 1906–13 October 1993, Country of birth: USA

A physician and industrial toxicologist, Harriet Hardy was a blazing force in industrial medicine. In a landmark study in 1946, she identified beryllium as the cause of chronic respiratory disease. In 1952, she established the National Beryllium …

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