Technology and Society: The Influence of Machines in the United States

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INDEX
Administration, new areas of, 385386; regionalism in, 386
Advertising, as influencing resistance to invention, 315316
Aëronautics. See Airplane
Agriculture, mechanization in, 18; soilless or tray, 19; unequal distribution of mechanization in, 189191; increased productivity per worker in, 201 ff.; displacement of workers in, 202 ff.; decrease of horses in, 203; tenancy in, 204; concentration of land ownership, 204; national policy for future of, 206208
Air conditioning, 290291
Airplane, future of, 18; passenger traffic on, 62; increased speed of, 62; increased safety of flying, 6263; technical changes in, 6264
Airports, construction of, 104
Aluminum Co., monopolistic control of patents by, 213214
American Association for the Advancement of Science, resolutions by, 455
American Council on Education, 454
American Federation of Labor, 184; philosophy of, 444445
Ammann, 0. H., and Bowden, E. W., quoted, 100
Animal husbandry, combat of disease in, 86; difficulties of, 86; efficiency in domestic animals, 8689
Armco iron, 15
Artificial respiration, 131132
Assembly line, 42; in automobile manufacture, 43
Automatic operation, trend in industry of, 37 ff.
Automobile, number registered, 60; streamlining of, 61; fuel for, 61; farm usage of, 89
Bakelite, 13
Bang's disease, 86
Baylor University plan, 327
Bessemer process, 36
Blood, circulation of, 130; transfusion methods, 133
Blood pressure, machines for measuring, 123124
Boot and shoe industry, continuous process in, 39
Bowden, E. W., and Ammann, 0. H., quoted, 100
Bridges, construction of, 99101
Bronchoscope, 126
Brookings Institution, estimates of productive capacity in the United States by, 457
Brown blight, 85
Building expansion, 114
Bunt disease, 84
Butanol lacquer, 113
By-products, extent in industry, 140; utilization in industry, 152
Cabbage yellows, 85
Capital investment, need for, 160
Capital obsolescence, in industry, 140; illustrative case, 153155; difficulty of evaluating, 155; policy of manufacturers with regard to, 157; extent of in United States, 159161
Cattle breeding, 88
Cellulose materials, use of, 152
Centralization, influence of invention towards, 362364; pre-depression discussion of, 391
Ceres wheat, 83
Chemistry, in production of consumers' goods, 14; future of, 442
Chemists, 117
Cigar industry, mechanization of, 225 ff.; handicraft in, 225227; concentration in, 229; influence of consumer upon, 230; use of short‐ filler machine in, 232; use of long‐ filler machine in, 232; number of persons employed, 232233; influence of cigarette industry upon,

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