From: Jeff Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 02/22/03-06:00:23 PM Z
Is it clear that EW had Parkinson's Disease? -jb
At 06:06 PM 2/22/2003 -0500, ARTHURWG@aol.com wrote:
>JMC's active life in photography lasted 15 years (1864-1878), not 10. She
>lived to be 63, not a bad run for the 19th C. Gernsheim says she died
>after getting a "chill" in the mountains of Ceylon. There is no
>indication, as far as we know, that photo chemicals played any part in
> We don't even know for sure if exposure to photo chemistry played a
> part in Edward Weston Parkinson's disease, as is so widely claimed by so
> many. Funny how these stories get started. And guess what, there are lots
> of people with Parkinson's who have never stuck a finger in Dektol or
> inhaled Hypo fumes.
> Hypo-Clear, or Perma-Wash, is another chemical that gets a bad rap
> word-of-mouth, even though the book says it's harmless. It might be that
> we run a far greater risk driving to the photo supply store than in using
> those products.
> But I do use thick rubber gloves (Bluetts) when working in the dark
> room, and those rooms have lots of low suction vents over the chemistry.
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