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By Theodore H. Tulchinsky

  • ''...impressed with the scope and intensity of its insurance. ...The publication will be such a lot welcome by means of the becoming variety of undergraduate courses in public wellbeing and fitness bobbing up all around the U.S. ...It is a travel de strength and may be most dear within the jap Europe faculties of public health.'' —Lowell Levin, Yale collage, Dept of Epidemiology and Public future health ''There are few finished textbooks during this box, so every one new one is welcomed, this one warmly so. ...a sturdy ebook, good capable of stand comparability to others presently to be had. ...I commend this ebook. it will likely be a worthwhile source for graduate scholars in public overall healthiness and residency education programs.'' —John M. final, college of Ottawa, ANNALS OF THE ROYAL university OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA

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Conquest of this dreaded, disabling disease has provided one of the most dramatic achievements of public health in the mid twentieth century with good prospects for elimination of poliomyelitis by 2000-2002. Advances in Treatment of Infectious Diseases Since World War II, advances in immunology as applied to public health led to the control and in some cases potential eradication of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, and more recently hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b.

Henry Koplik in 1889 and Nathan Strauss in 1893 promoted centers to provide safe milk to pregnant women and children in the slums of New York City in order to combat summer diarrhea. The Henry Street Mission serving poor immigrant areas developed the model of visiting nurses and the milk station. The milk station concept combined with home visits was pioneered by Lillian Wald, who coined the term district or public health nurse. This became the basis for public prenatal, postnatal, and well-child care as well as school health supervision.

At the same time Emile Behring in Germany with Japanese co-worker Shibasaburo Kitasato produced evidence of immunity production in rabbits and mice to tetanus bacilli. Behring also developed a protective immunization against diphtheria in humans with active immunization as well as an antitoxin for passive immunization of an already infected person (Nobel prize, 1901). By 1894, diphtheria antitoxin was ready for general use. The isolation and identification of new disease-causing organisms proceeded rapidly in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

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