Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

by Virginia Berridge


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199688463
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,260,554
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has edited or co-edited 12 books and is the sole author of 7 books including Marketing Health. Smoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain,1945-2000 (OUP, 2007) and Demons (OUP, 2013). She has written overviews of health and medicine for the Cambridge Social History of Britain and of contemporary history for the Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine. She has been Chair of the Society for the Social History of Medicine and President of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health.

Table of Contents

1. What is public health?
2. Current challenges
3. The origins of public health into the 1700s
4. Sanitation to education 1800-1900s
5. The rise of lifestyle 1900-1980s
6. Tropical and international public health
7. Present and future in the light of history
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