A History of Education in Public Health: Health That Mocks Doctors' Rules (Hardback)
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A History of Education in Public Health: Health That Mocks Doctors' Rules (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 16/05/1991
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This is the first book to examine and compare the historical and contemporary problems of education for public health in Britain and the United States. Here, historians of public health on both sides of the Atlantic compare and contrast the political, economic, and social forces shaping the diverse patterns for public health and the relationship of public health to medical education and practice. In Britain, education for public health has been directed solely toward the medical profession and has been shaped by the organization of medical care and the professional interests of medical practitioners. The United States has developed independent schools of public health open to physicians, engineers, nurses, administrators, lawyers, and other professional groups; the result is a more open form of professional education which is however only loosely tied to the existing patterns of public health practice. Because the different systems of education and training for public health developed in these two countries continue to serve as models for international public health schools and training programs, this study should provoke and inform policy decisions about the future directions of education in all countries interested in building stronger and more effective public health care systems.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192617576
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The style of the book is that of a scholarly history based on detailed study of the documentary evidence...a careful read is amply rewarded for anyone with an interest in public health medicine.' The Lancet
`Will appeal to a wide readership. It will stand for a long time as a unique history of our science' Journal of the Institute of Health Education
'The materials gathered in this volume will prove an invaluable reference source for all future reviews of public health education, and, indeed, the entire public health function, on either side of the Atlantic. This volume tells a fascinating story.' Charles Webster, All Souls College, Oxford, American Journal of Epidemiology
'an integrated multi-authored narrative reviewing public health education in Britain and the United States from the inauguration of a diploma in public health (in Dublin in 1871) to the present ... an intriguing and important work' Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame, Social History of Medicine
One of the leading international reference textbooks in the fields of public health. This new edition has been reorganised and many new chapters included. * Eurohealth, 3 no. 1 Spring '97 *

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