An Introduction to Community Health by James F. McKenzie, Robert R. Pinger

By James F. McKenzie, Robert R. Pinger

The 5th variation of this best-selling introductory textual content has been up-to-date to mirror the most recent tendencies and statistics in neighborhood well-being so one can successfully tackle the overall healthiness concerns dealing with today’s groups. With emphasis on constructing the data and talents valuable for a profession in future health schooling, An advent to neighborhood future health, 5th variation covers such subject matters as epidemiology, neighborhood association, software making plans, minority future health, well-being care, psychological healthiness, environmental health and wellbeing, medications, protection, and occupational healthiness.

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An Introduction to Community Health

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There were other health problems as well. Thousands of children were afflicted with conditions characterized by noninfectious diarrhea or by bone deformity. Although the symptoms of pellagra and rickets were known and described, the causes of these ailments remained a mystery at the turn of the century. Discovery that these conditions resulted from vitamin deficiencies was slow because some scientists were searching for bacterial causes. Vitamin deficiency diseases and one of their contributing conditions, poor dental health, were extremely common in the slum districts of both European and American cities.

7 Milestones of public health in America. Source: American Public Health Association. Copyright © 1926, 1985. Reprinted with permission. 8). Snow’s action was remarkable because it predated the discovery that microorganisms can cause disease. ” According to this theory, vapors, or miasmas, were the source of many diseases. The miasmas theory remained popular throughout much of the nineteenth century. In the United States in 1850, Lemuel Shattuck drew up a health report for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that outlined the public health needs for the state.

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