The Corporation and Its Environment: Corporate Responsibility in an Era of Limits

  • Rick J. Carlson
Part of the Springer Series on Industry and Health Care book series (SSIND, volume 3)


Marcos Vela had worked as a machine tender at the Johns-Manville asbestos plant in Pittsburgh, California, for 38 years. During those years he received a gold watch, two yearly dinners, and two lungfuls of dust. Vela has advanced pneumoconiosis—commonly known as asbestosis. There is a treatment, but there is no cure. He was diagnosed as having asbestosis in April 1968 and told he had less than five years to live. Six months prior to that, after completing the regular series of x-rays and full physical with the J-M plant physician, he had been pronounced fit.1


Flame Retardant Health Care Delivery Corporate Responsibility Modern Medical Care Full Physical 
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    Larry Agran, The Cancer Connection ( New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977 ).Google Scholar

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