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Author Fee, Elizabeth, author
Title Disease and discovery : a history of the Johns Hopkins School of hygiene and public health, 1916-1939 / Elizabeth Fee
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA440.7.U62 M34 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020173311
Descript xii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-271) and index
Previous edition: 1987
"At the end of the nineteenth century, public health was the province of part-time political appointees and volunteer groups of every variety. Public health officers were usually physicians, but they could also be sanitary engineers, lawyers, or chemists- there was little agreement about the skills and knowledge necessary for practice. ... [This book] examines the conflicting ideas of public health's proper subject and scope and its search for some coherent professional unity and identity. ..[The author] uses the debates and decisions surrounding the establishment of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first independent institution for public health research and education, to crystallize the fundamental questions of the field."--Book jacket
Toward a new profession of public health -- Competition for the first School of Hygiene and Public Health -- Working it out: William Henry Welch and the art of negotiation -- Creating new disciplines, I: the pathology of disease -- Creating new disciplines, II: the physiology of health -- Surviving the thirties -- The community as public health laboratory -- Extending the Hopkins Model
Subject Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health -- History
Public health -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History
Public health -- Research -- United States -- History
United States
Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health
Schools, Public Health -- history
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