Public Health Then and Now: An Historical Repository

Rosenkrantz, Barbara Gutmann
December 1985
American Journal of Public Health;Dec1985, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p1376
Academic Journal
The article reports that the "American Journal of Public Health" has made history over the past year in the U.S. Much of the research is the work of social historians who have recently turned to the study and analysis of health and disease in populations to understand fundamental processes of historical change. The contemporary historical studies of cholera, tuberculosis, and fevers have enriched ones knowledge of the social variables in epidemic disease. The uses of history have changed as much as the uses of basic laboratory sciences.


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