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Jane Lin-Fu papers
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Title: Jane Lin-Fu papers
Creator: Lin-Fu, Jane S.
Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
Abstract:
Reading files (chron files) documenting the pediatrician Dr. Lin-Fu's career working for the Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance, Division of Maternal and Child Health as an expert in lead poisoning in children and the health effects of environmental lead pollution. Her 1967 article "Lead poisoning in children", 1972 article "Undue absorption of lead in children", along with the 1971 Surgeon General's Policy Statement on Medical Aspects of Childhood Lead Poisoning, helped define new scientific measures of blood levels as indicators of lead poisoning in children exposed to lead paint and define lead poisning as an American health crisis. Her work helped reset definitions of what was considered 'normal' levels of lead in blood for children, new clinical definitions of lead toxicity for childern and adults, defining what are 'safe' levels of lead exposure, and advocating for exposure prevention techniques.

Call number: HMD MS ACC 2019-021
Language: Collection materials primarily in English