The United States Patent and Trademark office issues a patent for asbestos to be used as an insulating material on steam engines.
The development of the first commercial asbestos mine begins as manufacturers begin producing asbestos for use as an insulator. This marks the beginning of the modern commercial asbestos industry.
The Murray article discusses curious bodies found in the lungs of industrial workers. This is the first reported case that demonstrates that exposure to asbestos can cause lung disease (asbestosis).
Dr. H. Montague Murray reports to the British Parliament Committee on Compensation that the death of an asbestos textile plant worker at age 33 was caused by the inhalation of asbestos.
The Prudential Life Insurance Company attributes the death of 13 asbestos workers to the inhalation of asbestos dust. Refers to asbestos as a “hazard.”
Pathologist W. C. Cooke coins the term “pulmonary asbestos” in a British medical journal report on the death of a 31 year old asbestos textile worker.