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P8773: Social History of American Public Health | D. Rosner

Sociomedical Sciences
Graduate Seminar
Tu 8:30-11:20AM

The role public health practice has played in American history during the 19th and 20th centuries. The social/biological environment and the creation of conditions for 19th- century epidemics of cholera, typhoid, yellow fever and other epidemic diseases. The changing urban and industrial infrastructure and their relationship to late 19th- and 20th-century concerns about tuberculosis, industrial illness and infection. Public health practice and campaigns. Social attitudes towards the industrial worker, the immigrant, and the urban environment. Boundaries between public health and medical practice and their shifting definitions. Changes in urban living and culture through the transformation of the industrial work place.
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