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The people's health [electronic resource] : a memoir of public health and its evolution at Harvard / Robin Marantz Henig.

By: Henig, Robin Marantz.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585020140 (electronic bk.); 9780585020143 (electronic bk.); 9780309054928 (alk. paper); 0309054923 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Public health -- History | Harvard School of Public Health -- History | Harvard School of Public Health | Public Health -- History | Electronic books | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues | MEDICAL -- Public Health | MEDICAL -- Health Policy | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General | MEDICAL -- Diseases | MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery | Boston (Mass.) -- Harvard School of Public Health | Cambridge (Mass.) -- Harvard School of Public Health | �Offentliches Gesundheitswesen | Geschichte | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: People's health.DDC classification: 362.1/09 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. The Mission of Public Health. A History of Good Results. This Book: The Text and Subtext. Three Stories -- 2. Confronting the Biological Environment. Malaria Control and the Public Health Machinery. Conquering Polio: From Iron Lung to Cell Culture to Vaccine. The End of Smallpox. Out of the Tropics: Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis. Out of the Woods: Lyme Disease. A Cure for River Blindness. The Emergence of AIDS and Other New Diseases -- 3. Confronting the Physical Environment. Workplace Risks. Radium Dial Painters and Other Hazards of Radioactivity. Foul Air: The Deadly Smogs of Donora and London. Foul Water: The Poisoning of Woburn. Was Fluoridation a Communist Plot? The Delaney Clause and the Quest for a Risk-Free World. DES: In Our Medicine and in Our Food. The Legacy of Lead -- 4. Confronting the Social Environment. Poverty and Disease. Violence as a Public Health Problem. The Cold War and the "Last Epidemic" Vaccine Policy and the Politics of Mass Immunization -- 5. Providing Guidance for Individual Behavior. Risk Factors and Populations: The Framingham Heart and Harvard Nurses' Health Studies. Smoking: The Deadliest Habit. Making Healthy Choices Three Times a Day. The "Designated Driver" and "Squash It!" Campaigns. AIDS: When Risky Behavior Leads to Fatal Disease. The Science of Risk Assessment -- 6. Rethinking the Health Care System. Public Health and Health Care Delivery: A Complex Relationship. Learning What Works: Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis. The New Science of Cost Effectiveness. How Much Should the Doctor Be Paid? Quantifying Quality. Health Care Reform: Polls and the Promised Land -- 7. The Global Perspective. Health and Human Rights. A History of Population Studies. International Public Health and the "New Security."
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"Bibliography": p. 227-229.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The Mission of Public Health. A History of Good Results. This Book: The Text and Subtext. Three Stories -- 2. Confronting the Biological Environment. Malaria Control and the Public Health Machinery. Conquering Polio: From Iron Lung to Cell Culture to Vaccine. The End of Smallpox. Out of the Tropics: Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis. Out of the Woods: Lyme Disease. A Cure for River Blindness. The Emergence of AIDS and Other New Diseases -- 3. Confronting the Physical Environment. Workplace Risks. Radium Dial Painters and Other Hazards of Radioactivity. Foul Air: The Deadly Smogs of Donora and London. Foul Water: The Poisoning of Woburn. Was Fluoridation a Communist Plot? The Delaney Clause and the Quest for a Risk-Free World. DES: In Our Medicine and in Our Food. The Legacy of Lead -- 4. Confronting the Social Environment. Poverty and Disease. Violence as a Public Health Problem. The Cold War and the "Last Epidemic" Vaccine Policy and the Politics of Mass Immunization -- 5. Providing Guidance for Individual Behavior. Risk Factors and Populations: The Framingham Heart and Harvard Nurses' Health Studies. Smoking: The Deadliest Habit. Making Healthy Choices Three Times a Day. The "Designated Driver" and "Squash It!" Campaigns. AIDS: When Risky Behavior Leads to Fatal Disease. The Science of Risk Assessment -- 6. Rethinking the Health Care System. Public Health and Health Care Delivery: A Complex Relationship. Learning What Works: Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis. The New Science of Cost Effectiveness. How Much Should the Doctor Be Paid? Quantifying Quality. Health Care Reform: Polls and the Promised Land -- 7. The Global Perspective. Health and Human Rights. A History of Population Studies. International Public Health and the "New Security."

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