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The Sanitarians: A History of American Public Health

The Sanitarians: A History of American Public Health By John D* (Urbana and Chicago: Illini Bmks, r 992) In Tbe Sanitwp.iam: A Hkmy ofAmmkm PAkHd, John Duffy more than fuKdls his purpose to outline the main develop men^ in our public heath his- tory. Generously allowing public h4th to include communiry action to avoid be and other health threats as well as efforts to acrively promote good health, he has wrirten a subsmatial and richly derailed account of orgamd and institutional public heatth activity from the colonial era to the present. Indeed, it is not inappropriate to describe The Suniw as encyclopedic: it is a com- prchsivc synthesis of atant scholarship in public health, ta which, it should be added, John Duffy has made major contibutiom, and it promises to bc a standard referen- for years to come. Although tlm hk?s range of vision is wide, the major emphasis of the work is the "sanitary ~~~~Iution" of the nineteenth century. This revolution promoted si@cant advances in public health, such as improved garbage 001- lection and meet cleaning, esmblishment of temporary and/or permanent mu- nicipal and state boards of health, conswon of new water and sewage sys- tems, quarantine legdation, and aokdon of vital -&tics. Much of rhis http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

The Sanitarians: A History of American Public Health

Nursing History Review , Volume 4 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 1996

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.4.1.224
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By John D* (Urbana and Chicago: Illini Bmks, r 992) In Tbe Sanitwp.iam: A Hkmy ofAmmkm PAkHd, John Duffy more than fuKdls his purpose to outline the main develop men^ in our public heath his- tory. Generously allowing public h4th to include communiry action to avoid be and other health threats as well as efforts to acrively promote good health, he has wrirten a subsmatial and richly derailed account of orgamd and institutional public heatth activity from the colonial era to the present. Indeed, it is not inappropriate to describe The Suniw as encyclopedic: it is a com- prchsivc synthesis of atant scholarship in public health, ta which, it should be added, John Duffy has made major contibutiom, and it promises to bc a standard referen- for years to come. Although tlm hk?s range of vision is wide, the major emphasis of the work is the "sanitary ~~~~Iution" of the nineteenth century. This revolution promoted si@cant advances in public health, such as improved garbage 001- lection and meet cleaning, esmblishment of temporary and/or permanent mu- nicipal and state boards of health, conswon of new water and sewage sys- tems, quarantine legdation, and aokdon of vital -&tics. Much of rhis

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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