Public Health History
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2013
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999 Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children --- United States, 1990--1998
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999 Motor-Vehicle Safety: A 20th Century Public Health Achievement
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Changes in the Public Health System
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Control of Infectious Diseases
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Decline in Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke --- United States, 1900--1999
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Family Planning
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Fluoridation of Drinking Water to Prevent Dental Caries
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Improvements in Workplace Safety --- United States, 1900--1999
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900--1999: Safer and Healthier Foods
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Healthier Mothers and Babies
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Tobacco Use --- United States, 1900--1999
- eBooks: Diseases
eBooks of infectious diseases
- Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)
GPEI the single-largest, internationally-coordinated public health project the world has ever known. Since 1988, more than two billion children around the world have been immunized against polio thanks to the unprecedented cooperation of more than 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, backed by an international investment of more than US$ 5 billion.
- History of the Health Sciences
External links selected by the librarians of the Medical Library Association History of the Health Sciences Section
- Johannes Sommerfeld. Plagues and peoples revisited. EMBO reports 4, S1, S32–S34 (2003)
Basic and strategic research for infectious disease control at the interface of the life, health and social sciences.
- McNeill, W.H. (1976) Plagues and Peoples. Anchor Books, New York, USA.
Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures.
- Public Health History Timeline
Southeast Public Health Training Center (SPHTC)
- Reports from the Surgeon General
The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service has focused the Nation's attention on important public health issues. Reports of the Surgeon General on the adverse health consequences of smoking triggered nationwide efforts to prevent tobacco use. Reports on nutrition, violence, and HIV/AIDS—to name but a few—have heightened America's awareness of important public health issues and generated major public health initiatives.
- Ten Great Public Health Achievements -- United States, 1900-1999
Control of infectious diseases
Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke
Safer and healthier foods
Healthier mothers and babies
Fluoridation of drinking water
Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard
- U S Public Health Service - Commissioned Corps History
- U S Public Health Service - Office of the Historian
- U S Public Health Service - Pharmacy History
- U S Public Health Service - Therapy History