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Women in Factories

Nature volume 119, page 299 (19 February 1927) | Download Citation



ON Jan. 28, Prof. Edward P. Cathcart lectured at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on “The Physique of Women Employed in Industry.” He began his lecture by deploring the fact that while a large amount of work has been done on the anthropometry of man, little attention had been given to the determination of the physical measurements of women. He points out that a real necessity for such knowledge exists quite apart from the theoretical scientific value of the facts, for if, as is likely, legislative action is to be taken with regard to protection from overloading, then definite knowledge will be required.

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