The Sanitarians: A History of American Public Health

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 330 pages
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Aided by an extensive range of photographs and illustrations, the author shows how the various properties of sand and its location in the earths crust are diagnostic clues to understanding the dynamics of the earth's surface. The evolution of public health from a field that sought only to limit the spread of acute communicable diseases to one who's goals include health maintenance, wellness, and environmental conditions--and how this evolution fits into the framework of American social, political, and economic developments. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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A quality if somewhat rushed in places history of public health in America. Probably best read in tandem with Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Time ... Read full review

Contents

The Early Years
9
The Years of Growth and Expansion
20
The Appearance of Health Boards
35
From Paternalism to Rugged Individualism
52
The Early Sanitary Movement
66
The Impact of Asiatic Cholera
79
The Sanitary Reformers
93
Public Health and the Civil War
110
Bacteriology Revolutionizes Public Health
193
The New Public Health
205
State Health Boards and the Early Rural Health Movement
221
The Federal Government and Health Reform
239
The Great Depression and the War Years
256
The Postwar Years
273
Public Health in a Changing World
294
Conclusion
312

The Institutionalization of Public Health
126
The Growth of Municipal and State Boards of Health
138
Hospitals and the Federal Governments Role in Public Health
157
Health and Sanitation at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
175
Bibliography
317
Index
323
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