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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Description for Public Health: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback. This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 160 pages, 10 black and white images. BIC Classification: HBG; HBTB; MBNH; MBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 113 x 173 x 10. Weight in Grams: 126.
Public health is a term much used in the media, by health professionals, and by activists. At the national or the local level there are ministries or departments of public health, whilst international agencies such as the World Health Organisation promote public health policies, and regional organisations such as the European Union have public health funding and policies. But what do we mean when we speak about 'public health'? In this Very Short Introduction Virginia Berridge explores the areas which fall under the remit of public health, and explains how the individual histories of different countries ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Series
Very Short Introductions
Condition
New
Number of Pages
160
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780199688463
SKU
V9780199688463
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About Virginia Berridge
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, ... Read more

Reviews for Public Health: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
This is an easy but thought-provoking read for anyone wishing to understand the scope and origins of public or global health policy. It is well referenced with suggestions for further reading.
Peter Noone, Occupational Medicine

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