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Origins of a National Public Health System

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the historical development of a national public health system. Under the 1848 Public Health Act, Edwin Chadwick succeeded in setting up under his own direction the first ... More


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