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Public Health: The Development of a Discipline, Twentieth-Century Challenges, Completeness And Accuracy Of Cancer Mortality And Incidence Data: Vital Records, Tumor Registries, And Hospital Medical Records, A Selected And Partially Annotated Bibliography, Public Health And Public Health Services: The Connecticut New Jersey New York, Tri State Region, Lilienfeld's Foundations of Epidemiology, Public Health: The Development of a Discipline, From the Age of Hippocrates to the Progressive Era, American Childhood: Risks and Realities, Environmentally Devastated Neighborhoods: Perceptions, Policies, and Realities, Children's Environmental Health: Reducing Risk in a Dangerous World
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 br br 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, Published in the first volume of Public Health focused on issues from the dawn of western civilization through the Progressive era Volume defines the public health challenges of the twentieth century this important reference covers not only how the discipline addressed the problems of disease but how it responded to economic environmental occupational and social factors that impacted public health on a global scale Major illnesses such as cancer HIV and tuberculosis are addressed along with lifestyle concerns such as tobacco and nutrition Chapters also explore maternal child and women s health dental public health health economics and ethics and the role of philanthropy Each chapter begins with an in depth introduction followed by three original articles that illustrate the problem The volume is enhanced with a detailed chronology of public health events as well as appendices that contain many of the original documents that ushered public health into the new millennium, What is happening to American youth today There is a mountain of statistics gathered about our children but it is often hard to know what the numbers mean Dona Schneider argues that sound bite statistics on teenage pregnancy or child abuse can mislead us and create bad public policy But a closer look at those same statistics can give us a window on tomorrow s public health and social problems br br To show how the statistics can both disguise and highlight problems Schneider alternates a discussion of the numbers with vivid encounters with individual children and adults the middle class black high school student s offhand explanation about how to get a gun a vital statistics bureau worker s astonishment at his own classification as Hispanic a young woman s pleasure in holding down a job after teachers dismissed her as learning disabled and a latchkey child s nightmare of coming home from school to an empty house when she was sick br br This book guides us through the morass of numbers bandied about to describe the state of America s children what the numbers tell us and what they don t and it offers a call for action Comprehensive in its treatment of all groups of children and accessible in style this book is essential for anyone concerned about children in American society, No description available