Cover: Public Health and the State: Changing Views in Massachusetts. 1842-1936, from Harvard University PressCover: Public Health and the State in PAPERBACK

Public Health and the State

Changing Views in Massachusetts. 1842-1936

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674722361

Publication Date: 01/01/1972

Short

271 pages

World

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. From Records to Reform, 1842–1850
  • 2. The State Board of Health Becomes a Reality, 1861–1879
  • 3. Reassigning Responsibility for Health, 1879–1888
  • 4. Science Defines the Methods and Goals of Public Health,1888–1914
  • 5. The New Politics and the New Public Health, 1914–1936
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
    • Appendix 1. Massachusetts State Health Organization, 1869–1969
    • Appendix 2. Administration of State Authority for Public Health in Massachusetts, 1869–1935
    • Appendix 3. Comparative Rating of the States in Public Health Work, 1915
    • Appendix 4. Registration of Vital Statistics: Selected Documents
      • A. Memorial of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1841
      • B. Memorial of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 1841
      • C. Registration legislation, 1842
      • D. Report on nomenclature to the National Medical Convention, 1847
    • Appendix 5. State Responsibility for Public Health:Selected Massachusetts Documents
      • A. Shattuck’s Sanitary Survey, 1850
      • B. Legislative recommendation for a State Board of Health, 1869
      • C. Legislation for a State Board of Health
      • D. Bowditch address to the first State Board of Health
      • E. Legislation for health districts
      • F. Legislation for a Department of Health
    • Appendix 6. Extension of State Authority for Public Health: Selected Massachusetts Documents
      • A. Protection of public water supplies
      • B. Protection of food and drugs
      • C. Control of contagious disease
      • D. Identification of noncontagious disease as a public health problem
    • Appendix 7. Mortality in Massachusetts, 1865–1940
    • Appendix 8. Life Expectancy in Massachusetts, 1855–1941
    • Appendix 9. Mortality from Certain Contagious Diseases in Massachusetts, 1865–1940
    • Appendix 10. Reporting Certain Contagious Diseases in Massachusetts, 1916–1940
  • Note on Sources
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene