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Fatigue and Efficiency: A Study in Industry - Josephine Goldmark

Russell Sage Foundation, 1919, Hardback ..
Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with tanning to the spine, slight fraying at the head. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

4th Reprint. [First: 1912] From the introductory: “THE aim of this book is to present, as a new basis for labour legislation, the results of the modern study of fatigue. It seeks to show what fatigue is, its nature and effects, and to explain the phenomena of overwork in working people. It draws upon the scientific study of fatigue — one of the most modern inquiries of physiological, chemical, and psychological science — for aid in the practical problem of reducing the long working day in industry. Such a scientific basis of legislation has been almost wholly absent during the century which has elapsed since the first factory laws were enacted. First for lack of the necessary scientific equipment, and in recent times, for lack of that coordination of knowledge which should apply the teaching of science to the problems of a new industrial order, labour legislation has been deprived of the authoritative sanction which it might have. In this country, at least, the laws of fatigue, verified by years of experiment in the seclusion of the laboratory, have been practically unknown to those who have been most active in preserving for working people a minimum of human leisure.”

Size: 9¼" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 342
Introduction: Frederick S. Lee

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