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Dr. Joseph Smiddy, MD Discussing the Largest Cluster of Advanced Black Lung Ever Recorded in Southwest Virginia.

Dr. Joseph Smiddy, MD Discussing the Largest Cluster of Advanced Black Lung Ever Recorded in Southwest Virginia.

By Betty Boyd The coal miner is the personification of the mountaineer spirit in Southwest Virginia. They have many obstacles that must be overcome when they are deep in the mines. One of these is pulmonary lung diseases, such as Black Lung Disease. Black Lung Disease is the inhalation of coal dust while mining. Dr.…

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