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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