A History of Education in Public Health: Health that Mocks the Doctors' Rules

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This is the first book to examine and compare the history and contemporary problems of education for public health in Britain and the United States. In Britain, education for public health has been directed solely toward the medical profession; in the United States, independent schools of public health are open to physicians, engineers, nurses, lawyers, administrators and other professional groups. Despite their differences, these two systems continue to serve as models for public health schools and training programs throughout the world. This unique study provides a lucid view of the political, economic, and social forces which shape public health patterns. It will provoke and inform policy decisions about the future directions of education in all countries interested in building stronger and more effective public health systems.

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One of the leading international reference textbooks in the fields of public health. This new edition has been reorganised and many new chapters included. * Eurohealth, 3 no. 1 Spring '97 * 'an integrated multi-authored narrative reviewing public health education in Britain and the United States from the inauguration of a diploma in public health (in Dublin in 1871) to the present ... an intriguing and important work' Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame, Social History of Medicine 'The materials gathered in this volume will prove an invaluable reference source for all future reviews of public health education, and, indeed, the entire public health function, on either side of the Atlantic. This volume tells a fascinating story.' Charles Webster, All Souls College, Oxford, American Journal of Epidemiology `Will appeal to a wide readership. It will stand for a long time as a unique history of our science' Journal of the Institute of Health Education 'The style of the book is that of a scholarly history based on detailed study of the documentary evidence...a careful read is amply rewarded for anyone with an interest in public health medicine.' The Lancet

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