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Principles of Public Health Introduction to Public Health: History, Government’s Role and Controversies
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Overview What is “Public Health”? History Diversity of Public Health Role of Government Controversies in Public Health Importance of Communication
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Public Health What do you think?
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Chinese Era Focus on clean drinking water - wells Extermination of vermin (rodents) Personal hygiene
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Egyptian Era The Code of Hammurabi was the first set of laws that predate the bible, including rules that govern the conduct of physicians and barbers, trade and commerce plus the sale of food.
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Egyptian/Babylonian Era Community systems for collecting rainwater and for disposing of sewage. Personal hygiene, cleanliness and bathing were emphasized. Protected food from flies and other insects. Workmen burned down their dwellings every year to kill vermin.
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Hebrew Law Protection of water supplies, food Disposal of wastes Segregation of lepers The first practice of preventative medicine is seen during this period, the segregation of lepers.
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Greek Era 460-136 B.C. Developed some community water and sewer systems. The main emphasis was on individual personal health. Personal fitness and cleanliness were very important. (Gymnastics, Olympic games)
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Greek Era Lay the basics for Western medicine. Hippocrates attempt to establish a link between environment and disease. Previously all disease had been attributed to supernatural causes.
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Roman Era More elaborate water and sewer networks. Some wealthy Romans had running water in their homes. Public baths were abundant, street cleaning and repair was common. The Romans engineering capacity allowed their cites to grow to enormous size for their day.
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Roman Era To the Romans, the state was more important than the individual. The individual existed to serve the state. Developed the Census Had building and planning regulations, refuse removal.
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Dark Ages 476-1000 A.D. “All diseases are to be ascribed to demons” Downfall of the Roman empire affected Public Health in major ways. First, the Greek rational approach to medicine was halted and a replaced by a return to religious medicine. Disease was a sign of God’s wrath. Neglect of personal hygiene, people seldom bathed and wore filthy clothing.
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Dark Ages Water and sewer systems fell into disrepair. Spread of many communicable diseases: leprosy, typhus, plague, cholera, etc. Pandemics such as the Black Death or bubonic plague were rampant. In England, it killed over 50% of the population. About 25 million in Europe died during this period.
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Renaissance Period 1400 - 1600 An Age of Inquiry A revival of learning marked this period. It produced Da Vinci, Copernicus, Michaelangelo and Galileo among many others.
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Mortality reports were being published for the first time. Information about the economic condition of
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