This November, 1943 photograph was provided by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Inside Dr. Goldman's laboratory, which was a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Industrial Hygiene Division, this image depicted a chemist who was in the process of analyzing various samples at his lab bench. Standing with his associate, Dr. Goldman could be seen as the moustachioed man in the foreground. Though the doctor and his lab personnel were wearing lab smocks, they weren't wearing protective filtered breathing masks, goggles, or gloves, which would have protected them from airborne or spilt contaminants.
CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
December 1, 2012
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