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Sir Thomas Legge (1863-1932)

In 1930 the TUC appointed Sir Thomas Legge (1863-1932) as its Medical Consultant and Adviser. Between 1898-1926, he had been the Home Office's first Medical Inspector of Factories, but resigned in protest against the failure of the Conservative Government to ratify the International Convention in White Lead.

Legge was well-known for his persistent investigation of and campaigning against lead and other industrial poisons. He was also concerned at the lack of knowledge of occupational diseases among general practitioners, lectured at many medical schools, and sought to improve epidemiological information on occupational risks to health in different trades.

Title Sir Thomas Legge (1863-1932)
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Production Date 1918-1939
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