TITLE

Institute for Population and Public Health

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2004, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p120
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Specific scientific or technologic breakthroughs in medicine tend to garner far more attention than advances in public health, and many of the activities that allow for a healthier population are often hidden or taken for granted. The availability of clean drinking water, for instance, has prevented more sickness and death worldwide than cardiac pacemakers. Childhood vaccination programs have prevented literally millions of deaths from diseases such as diphtheria and polio, and have eliminated the scourge called smallpox.
ACCESSION #
13774537

 

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