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Public health and the State; changing views in Massachusetts, 1842-1936.

Author: Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz
Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1972.
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This social history is an ideal model for evaluating our current definition of public health. Rosenkrantz perceptively traces the development of the Massachusetts State Board of Health--established  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenkrantz, Barbara Gutmann.
Public health and the State.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1972
(OCoLC)904154085
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz
ISBN: 0674722353 9780674722354 0674722361 9780674722361
OCLC Number: 266763
Description: 259 pages 24 cm
Contents: Abbreviations Introduction 1. From Records to Reform, 1842-1850 2. The State Board of Health Becomes a Reality, 1861-1879 3. Reassigning Responsibility for Health, 1879-1888 4. Science Defines the Methods and Goals of Public Health,1888-1914 5. The New Politics and the New Public Health, 1914-1936 Epilogue Appendix 1. Massachusetts State Health Organization, 1869-1969 Appendix 2. Administration of State Authority for Public Health in Massachusetts, 1869-1935 Appendix 3. Comparative Rating of the States in Public Health Work, 1915 Appendix 4. Registration of Vital Statistics: Selected Documents A. Memorial of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1841 B. Memorial of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 1841 C. Registration legislation, 1842 D. Report on nomenclature to the National Medical Convention,1847 Appendix 5. State Responsibility for Public Health:Selected Massachusetts Documents A. Shattuck's Sanitary Survey, 1850 B. Legislative recommendation for a State Board of Health, 1869 C. Legislation for a State Board of Health D. Bowditch address to the first State Board of Health E. Legislation for health districts F. Legislation for a Department of Health Appendix 6. Extension of State Authority for Public Health: Selected Massachusetts Documents A. Protection of public water supplies B. Protection of food and drugs C. Control of contagious disease D. Identification of noncontagious disease as a public health problem Appendix 7. Mortality in Massachusetts, 1865-1940 Appendix 8. Life Expectancy in Massachusetts,1855-1941 Appendix 9. Mortality from Certain Contagious Diseases in Massachusetts, 1865-1940 Appendix X. Reporting Certain Contagious Diseases in Massachusetts, 1916-1940 Note on Sources Index

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