Case Studies in Public Health, 1st Edition

  • Theodore Tulchinsky
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  • ISBN-10: 0128045868
  • ISBN-13: 9780128045862
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The book contains selected case studies of some of the most important and influential moments in medicine and epidemiology. The cases chosen for this collection represent a wide array of public health issues that go into the makeup of what can be termed the New Public Health (NPH), which includes traditional public health, such as sanitation, hygiene and infectious disease control, but widens its perspective to include the organization, financing and quality of health care services in a much broader sense. Each case study is presented in a systematic fashion to facilitate learning, with the case, background, current relevance, economic issues, ethical issues, conclusions, recommendation and references discussed for each case.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: James Lind and Scurvy.
2: Edward Jenner, Vaccination and Eradication of Smallpox.
3: From Panum to Eradication of Measles.
4: Semmelweiss, Crede, Lister, and Nightingale: Pioneers in Controlling Hospital Infections.
5: John Snow, Cholera, the Broad Street Pump; Waterborne Diseases Then and Now.
6: Pasteur on Microbes and Infectious Diseases.
7: Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich: Criteria of Causation of Disease and Chemotherapy as “Magic Bullets”.
8: Bismarck and the Long Road to Universal Health Coverage.
9: Joseph Goldberger, Pellagra, and Nutritional Epidemiology.
10: Endemic Goiter and Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.
11: Elmer McCollum and Edward Mellanby: Vitamin D and Cod Liver Oil for Prevention of Rickets and Osteoporosis.
12: Norman Gregg and Congenital Rubella Syndrome.
13: Ethical Issues in Public Health*.
14: Framingham and North Karelia: Studies that Changed the Cardiovascular Disease Pandemic.
15: Milton Roemer, Hospital Bed Supply and Economics of Health.
16: John Enders, Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and Eradication of Poliomyelitis.
17: Preventing Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Newborns.
18: Eliminating Beta Thalassemia Major and Other Congenital Blood Disorders.
19: Maurice Hilleman: Creator of Vaccines That Changed the World.
20: Robert Guthrie and Nicholas Wald: Screening and Preventing Birth Defects.
21: Marc Lalonde, the Health Field Concept and Health Promotion.
22: Warren, Marshall, Helicobacter Pylori, Peptic Ulcers and Gastric Cancer.