The Journal of Appalachian Health is committed to reviewing published media that relates to contemporary concepts affecting the health of Appalachia. Coal mining and black lung disease have long been a central topic of both political and health communities in Appalachia. The book, Digging Our Own Graves (Coal Miners and the Struggle over Black Lung Disease) by Barbara Ellen Smith, is a well-known title, now updated; its newest edition is reviewed.
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McCawley M. Review of: Digging our own graves: Coal miners and the struggle over black lung disease. J Appalach Health 2021;3(4):137–41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0304.11