The Unfulfilled Promise Of Public Health: Déjà Vu All Over Again

  1. From Health Affairs.org:

    P U B L I C H E A L T H S Y S T E M
    U N F U L F I L L E D P R O M I S E
    November/December 2002

    The Unfulfilled Promise Of Public Health: Déjà Vu All Over Again

    We have not learned the lessons of our public health history.

    by Elizabeth Fee and Theodore M. Brown
    http://www.healthaffairs.org/freecontent/v21n6/s9.htm
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  3. by   oramar
    Our civilization seems to be much better at building armies than it is public health infrastructure. Strange bit of irony is it not? For some reason I have always been fascinated by infection control. I think that is because I have actually been aware of the number of lives saved by sanitations and public health. My friend has a 70 year old poster that says "Plumbers guard the health of America"It has a picture of a plumber holding a wrench. Most people in our time just are not aware of the ravages certain diseases we never see any more can cause. They turn on the tap and take clean water for granted. Seventy years ago people still remember cholera and typhoid fever so they understood.

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