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1.   Pollution caused by a Chemical Factory in the Westphalian town of Iserlohn (1839-1852)
With German industrialization and urbanization only starting between 1815 and 1866, environmentalism as a movement to protect nature against industrial pollution did not yet play a role. The passages....
2.   Excerpts from a Clinical Report and Autopsy by Professor Traube on a Patient with Lung Disease caused by Coal Dust (1860)
The excerpts from the clinical report and autopsy performed in 1860 by Professor Ludwig Traube (1818-1876) of Berlin's Charité Hospital on a 54-year-old working-class patient suffering from lung....
3.   Petition by the Citizens of Ulm (October 1862); Report from Bavaria's Central Office for Industry and Commerce (January 1863)
This petition by citizens of Ulm in 1862-1863 exemplifies growing complaints about pollution from neighboring industries, whose furnaces were increasingly operated with highly polluting hard coal.....
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