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An Introduction to Public Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167848, 9781483195322

An Introduction to Public Health

1st Edition

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Author: E. W. Caryl Thomas
eBook ISBN: 9781483195322
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1949
Page Count: 272
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An Introduction to Public Health deals with the administration of public health services in the United Kingdom. This book discusses the local government as partners to national health services. After giving a background of the English local government, the growth of local health services, and the functions of local health services, the author discusses the changing inter-related operations of many agencies such as the medical profession, the hospitals, auxiliaries, and administrative arrangements. Environmental hygiene encompasses the following: potable and sufficient supply of water, efficient drainage, sewerage, and disposal system, as well as appropriate housing and an uncontaminated atmosphere. The author also addresses the school health service system, the prevention or management of communicable diseases including disinfection, quarantine, and isolation. The author addresses public food safety in terms of food handling, bacterial contamination of food, and transferrable animal diseases. Legislation plays an important role in work conditions, factory hygiene, control of environment, and the effects of certain occupations on health. The author also cites improvements made in the Poor Law Act and in the National Health Insurance scheme. This book can be of interest to English historians, political scientists, officials concerned with public health and safety, as well as policy makers in local government administrations.

Table of Contents

Chapter I.-Local Government and the Health Services

Chapter II.-Partners in the Country's Health Services

Chapter III.-Environmental Hygiene

Chapter IV.-The Personal Services

Chapter V.-Communicable Diseases

Chapter VI.-Food and Dietetics

Chapter VII.-Factory Hygiene. Poor Law. National Health Insurance

Chapter VIII.-Vital Statistics



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