Princeton University Library Catalog

Chronology of public health in the United States / Russell O. Wright.

Author:
Wright, Russell O. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005.
Description:
viii, 176 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"This chronology of public health in the United States begins in 1796 with the vaccination for smallpox, the first public health initiative in America. It follows the course of public health through the development of the germ theory of disease and the subsequent focus on vaccines and antibiotics; the advent of penicillin in the 1940s and the Salk vaccine against polio in the early 1950s; and the gradual shift of public health efforts from combatting infectious diseases to understanding the diseases of aging. Also included is extensive information on the immune system, along with data on death rates and life expectancies."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-169) and index.
Subject(s):
Public healthUnited StatesHistory [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Chronology
ISBN:
0786421940 (softcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2005001731
OCLC:
57506797
RCP:
C - S