History of Public Health in New York City, 1625-1866: Volume 1

History of Public Health in New York City, 1625-1866: Volume 1

by John Duffy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871542129

ISBN-13: 9780871542120

Pub. Date: 10/15/1968

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

Traces the development of the sanitary and health problems of New York City from earliest Dutch times to the culmination of a nineteenth-century reform movement that produced the Metropolitan Health Act of 1866, the forerunner of the present New York City Department of Health. Professor Duffy shows the city's transition from a clean and healthy

Overview

Traces the development of the sanitary and health problems of New York City from earliest Dutch times to the culmination of a nineteenth-century reform movement that produced the Metropolitan Health Act of 1866, the forerunner of the present New York City Department of Health. Professor Duffy shows the city's transition from a clean and healthy colonial settlement to an epidemic-ridden community in the eighteenth century, as the city outgrew its health and sanitation facilities. He describes the slow growth of a demand for adequate health laws in the mid-nineteenth century, leading to the establishment of the first permanent health agency in 1866.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871542120
Publisher:
Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date:
10/15/1968
Pages:
639
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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