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Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Teddy Roosevelt and Washington DC’s “Smoke Nuisance” — Resources

 [ANON] “The Abatement Of Smoke” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1383 (Jul. 2, 1887), p. 32

“Smoke Abatement By Private Initiative” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1738 (Apr. 21, 1894), p. 873

“Truth About The Smoke Nuisance” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1535 (May 31, 1890), pp. 1263-1264

“The Smoke Nuisance” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1628 (Mar. 12, 1892), pp. 567-568

“Coal Smoke Abatement” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2029 (Nov. 18, 1899), p. 1435

“The Abatement Of Coal Smoke From Dwelling-Houses” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2031 (Dec. 2, 1899), p. 1565

“Purification Of Atmospheric Air” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1143 (Nov. 25, 1882), p. 1057

“Smoke Nuisances And Their Abatement” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1144 (Dec. 2, 1882), pp. 1106-1107

“Smoke Abatement Institute” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1155 (Feb. 17, 1883), pp. 326-327

“Smoke-Abatement” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1231 (Aug. 2, 1884), p. 251

“The Smoke Nuisance can be Easily Abated” Scientific American , Vol. 64, No. 17 (APRIL 25, 1891), p. 265

Leonard Armstrong. “A Chapter Of Difficulties In Applying Sanitary Laws” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 537 (Apr. 15, 1871), pp. 396-397

Harold A. Des Voeux. “Discussion On Smoke Abatement” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2487 (Aug. 29, 1908), pp. 549-554

Samuel B. Flagg. “Smoke Abatement and City Smoke Ordinances” Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 49. (Washington, DC, GPO, 1912)

Carlos Flick. “The Movement for Smoke Abatement in 19th-Century Britain.” Technology and Culture, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan., 1980), pp. 29-50

R. Dale Grinder, “The Battle for Clean Air: The Smoke Problem in Post-Civil War America,” p. 83-103.  in Martin Melosi (ed). Pollution and Reform in American Cities, 1870-1930.  Austin: University of Texas, 1980.

[O. P. Hood.] [Information Circular] Smoke Abatement Selections from Papers By 0. P. Hood, Compiled by J. F. Barkley. United States Department of the Interior – Bureau of Mines, Bureau Of’ Mines Inf. Cir. 7016. May 1938.

John B. C. Kershaw. “Smoke Abatement: Notes on The Progress of The Movement To Secure A Cleaner And Purer Atmosphere.” Science Progress in the Twentieth Century (1906-1916), Vol. 9, No. 34 (October 1914), pp. 331-346

Ellwood H. McClelland. Bibliography of Smoke and Smoke Prevention, Compiled by Ellwood H. McClelland, Technology Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1913

William D. Middleton. When the steam railroads electrified. Milwaukee : Kalmbach Books, [1974]

D. T. Randall. The Burning Of Coal Without Smoke In Boiler Plants; A Preliminary Report. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1908

John Ranlett. “‘Checking Nature’s Desecration'”: Late-Victorian Environmental Organization. Victorian Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Winter, 1983), pp. 197-222

John Ranlett. “The Smoke Abatement Exhibition of 1881” History Today vol. 31, No. 11, November 1981.

R. Pringle and W. Graham. “A Discussion On Smoke Abatement.” The British Medical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1809 (Aug. 31, 1895), pp. 540-541

 Josiah John Rector. “Accumulating Risk: Environmental Justice And The History Of Capitalism In Detroit, 1880-2015” (2017).Wayne State University Dissertations. 1738. https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/oa_dissertations/1738

South Kensington London 1882 Smoke Abatement Exhibition www.hevac-heritage.org/smoke_abatement_exhibition/smoke_abatement_exhibition.htm

David Stradling and Peter Thorsheim. “The Smoke of Great Cities: British and American Efforts to Control Air Pollution, 1860-1914.” Environmental History, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan., 1999), pp. 6-31

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