March 22, 2013

Bagpiper's Fungus, Cheesewasher's Lung & other obsolete occupational maladies

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Did you ever hear of rose gardener's disease, nun's chastity of fiddler's neck?
All apparent names for occupational maladies of yesteryear. Watch this fascinating short video clip charting 10 strange occupational hazards.

Some of these conditions are associated with professions that are confined to the dustbins of history - becoming a loblolly boy isn't a career path for young boys anymore. And some of these conditions may still exist, they are likely just rebranded. Others may have just adapted to modern tastes - cheesemaker's lung may be largely a hazard of the past, but unfortunately, Popcorn Lung is not.

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This page contains a single entry by Julie Ferguson published on March 22, 2013 2:19 PM.

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