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Jess Bishop, a black lung victim, takes his last breaths while his sons also coal miners keep vigil in Logan County, W.Va., in 1976. The disease spiked in the 1960s and '70s but then plummeted with the passage of mine safety laws.
Courtesy of Earl Dotter

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