Lungs--Dust diseases

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Harry Caudill, from Letcher County, KY, was born in 1922 and died in 1990 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was an author, historian, lawyer, and served three terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He was also known for his crusade against strip-mining in the coalfields of the...

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In the early 1960s, the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund canceled medical cards held by union miners who were working for companies that failed to pay their royalty fees to the fund. In a few eastern Kentucky counties, the miners responded by traveling from mine to mine closing...

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