Lecture1-History of Public Health Handout

Lecture1-History of Public Health Handout - Early Public...

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Unformatted text preview: Early Public Health 1 1 Chinese Era Dug wells for drinking water 21 st Century B.C. Ditches to drain rain water Protection of drinking water (boiling) Extermination of vermin (rodents) Yellow River region gave birth to health practices 2 Chinese Era Personal hygiene Advised to eat, sleep & drink in moderation ( lifestyle ) Preventative medicine Rabies prevention Communities had latrines & sewers 3 Egyptian Era Community systems for collecting rainwater Community sewage disposal Personal hygiene, cleanliness & bathing emphasized Early Public Health 2 4 Egyptian Era The Code of Hammurabi First set of laws that predate the bible Among 282 laws, rules that govern: 5 Hebrew Mosaic Law Personal & community responsibility 6 Hebrew Mosaic Law Segregation of lepers * Early Public Health 3 7 Greek Era ( 460 136 B.C.) Developed some community water & sewer systems Emphasis on individual health, fitness & cleanliness 8 Greek Era Airs, Waters & Places The basics for Western medicine First attempt to establish link between environment & disease Previously, supernatural causes 9 Roman Era Elaborate water/sewer networks constructed Water brought from great distances via aqueducts (some remain today) Public baths Street cleaning & repair Early Public Health 4 10 Roman Era Romans differed in philosophy from Greeks State was more important than individual Advanced military, administrative & engineering sciences Engineering capacity 11 Dark Ages ( 476 1000 A.D.) With downfall of Roman Empire came...
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