Since publication in 1958, George Rosen’s primary book has been thought-about the necessary worldwide historic previous of public nicely being. Describing the occasion of public nicely being in classical Greece, imperial Rome, England, Europe, america, and elsewhere, Rosen illuminates the lives and contributions of the sector’s good figures. He considers such group nicely being points as infectious sickness, water present and sewage disposal, maternal and child properly being, vitamin, and occupational sickness and injury. And he assesses most of the people nicely being panorama of properly being education, public nicely being administration, epidemiological idea, communicable sickness administration, medical care, statistics, public protection, and medical geography.
Rosen, writing inside the Nineteen Fifties, may need had good trigger to think about that infectious sicknesses would shortly be conquered. Nevertheless as Dr. Pascal James Imperato writes inside the new foreword to this model, infectious sickness stays a grave menace. Globalization, antibiotic resistance, and the emergence of new pathogens and the reemergence of earlier ones, have returned public nicely being efforts to the basics: stopping and controlling persistent and communicable sicknesses and shoring up public nicely being infrastructures that current potable water, sewage disposal, sanitary environments, and protected meals and drug supplies to populations throughout the globe.
A revised introduction by Elizabeth Cost frames the book contained in the context of the historiography of public properly being earlier, present, and future, and an updated bibliography by Edward T. Morman consists of very important books on public nicely being historic previous revealed between 1958 and 2014. For seasoned professionals along with school college students, A History of Public Health is visionary and necessary learning.