ISBN-10:
0813542324
ISBN-13:
9780813542324
Pub. Date:
02/01/2008
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Public Health: The Development of a Discipline, From the Age of Hippocrates to the Progressive Era

Public Health: The Development of a Discipline, From the Age of Hippocrates to the Progressive Era

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Overview


Public health as a discipline grew out of traditional Western medicine but expanded to include interests in social policy, hygiene, epidemiology, infectious disease, sanitation, and health education. This book, the first of a two-volume set, is a collection of important and representative historical texts that serve to trace and to illuminate the development of conceptions, policies, and treatments in public health from the dawn of Western civilization through the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century.

The editors provide annotated readings and biographical details to punctuate the historical timeline and to provide students with insights into the progression of ideas, initiatives, and reforms in the field. From Hippocrates and John Graunt in the early period, to John Snow and Florence Nightingale during the nineteenth-century sanitary reform movement, to Upton Sinclair and Margaret Sanger in the Progressive Era, readers follow the identification, evolution, and implementation of public health concepts as they came together under one discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813542324
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


FOREWORD by Warren Winkelstein Jr.
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHRONOLOGY

PART 1 Early Roots

1 HIPPOCRATES
   On Airs, Waters, and Places
2 JOHN GRAUNT
   Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made Upon the Bills or Mortality (1662, Abriged)
3 JAMES LIND
   A Treatise on the Scurvy (1753, Abriged)
4 GEORGE BAKER
   An Essay Concernong the Cause of the Endemial Colic of Devonshire (1767)
5 PERCIVAL POTT
   Cancer Scroti (c. 1775)
6 EDWARD JENNER
   An Inquiry Into The Causes And Effects Of The Variolae Vaccinae: A Disease Discovered In Some Of The Western Counties Of England, Partucularly Gloucestershire, And Known By The Name Of the Cow-Pox (1798)
7 PETER LUDWIG PANUM
   Observations Made During the Epidemic of Measles on the Faroe Islands in the Year 1846 (1847, Abriged)

PART 2 The Sanitary Reform Movement

8 WILLIAM FARR
   Lecture Introduction to a Course on Hygeine, or the Preservation of The Public Health
   On the "Table of Mortality" for the Metropolis (1840)
   A Short Method of Constructing Life Tables (1845)
9 EDWIN CHADWICK
   Report on the Sanitarty Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain and On the Means of Its Improvement (1842, Abriged)
   A Supplementary Report on the Results of a Special Inquiry into the Practice of Interment in Towns
10 JOHN SIMON
   Excerpts from City of London Medical Reports (1849, 1850, 1852, Abriged)
11 LEMUEL sHATTUCK
   Report on the Sanitary Commission of Massachucetts 1850 (1850, Abriged)
12 JOHN SNOW
   On The Mode Of Communication Of Cholera (1854, Abriged)
13 EDWARD JARVIS
   Insanity and Idiocy in Massachucetts—Report on the Commission on Lunacy, 1855
14 WILLIAM BUDD
   Typhoid Fever—Its Nature, Mode of Spreading, and Prevention (1873)
15 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
   Sanitart Condition of Hospitals and Hospital Construction (1859)
16 IGNÁC SEMMELWEIS
   The Etiology, COncept and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever (1860, Abriged)
17 ROBERT KOCH
   The Aetiology of Tuberculosis
   On Bacteriological Research

PART 3 The Progressive Era

18 JACOB A. RIIS
   How the Other Half Lives (1890, Abriged)
19 UPTON SINCLAIR
   The Jungle (1905, Abriged)
20 ABRAHAM FLEXNER
   Medical Education in the United States & Canada: A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1910, Abriged)
21 JOSEPH GOLDBERGER
   The Etiology of Pellagra: The Significance of Certain Epidemiological Observations With Respect Thereto (1914)
22 MARGARET SANGER
   Family Limitation (c. 1915)
23 ALICE HAMILTON
   Women in the Lead Industries (1919)
24 ARIEL WOLMAN
   Chlorine Absorption and the Chlorination of Water

AFTERWORD
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX II
NOTES
INDEX
ABOUT THE EDITORS


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