Jack Corn, Beckley, West Virginia, June 1974

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

“Miners waiting for their examination at the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, West Virginia. Dr. Donald Rasmussen’s black lung laboratory uses known testing methods to determine if miners are suffering from the disease which results from coal dust filling lung sacs and causing progressive shortening of breath. The lab, with funds paid mainly by the United Mine Workers union, is well known to all coal miners who come from several states.”



  • Title: Jack Corn, Beckley, West Virginia, June 1974
  • Subject Keywords: documentary photography, environment, EPA
  • External Link: National Archives Catalog

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