Preventive Medicine and Hygiene

By: Rosenau, Milton J.

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1913 FIRST EDITION LANDMARK AMERICAN TEXT ON PUBLIC HEALTH BY PHYSICIAN WHO ESTABLISHED PROGRAMS AT HARVARD AND UNIVERISTY OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 1/2 inches tall, 2 1/4 inches thick hardcover, publisher's red cloth binding, blindstamped covers, gilt title to spine, previous owner bookplate to front paste-down, signature dated Nov 20, 1913 to front flyleaf, xxviii, 1074 pp, 157 illustrations in text. Covers clean, gilt title bright, slightly cocked, binding tight, page edges lightly soiled, text pages unmarked, corner of leaf p 677-678 creased before printing but no loss of text. Very good minus. GARRISON-MORTON No. 1641. MILTON J. ROSENAU (1869-1946) played a crucial role in the long, contentious campaign to make milk supplies pure and safe in the United States. As researcher, health official, and educator, Rosenau put medical science to work in the service of preventive medicine and public health. Rosenau received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1889. In 1890, he joined the United States Marine Hospital Service. He served as quarantine officer in San Francisco from 1895-1898 and in Cuba in 1898. During 1899-1909, he directed the MHS Hygienic Laboratory, transforming a one-person operation into a bustling institution with divisions in bacteriology, chemistry, pathology, pharmacology, zoology, and biology. Rosenau conducted his most important medical research during his 10 years at the Hygienic Laboratory, publishing many articles and books, including The Milk Question (1912) and Preventive Medicine and Hygiene (1913), which quickly became the most influential textbook on the subject. In 1913, Rosenau became a Harvard University Medical School professor and a co-founder of the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology School for Health Officers. When Harvard established a school of public health in 1922, Rosenau directed its epidemiology program until 1935. In 1936, he moved to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to help establish its public health school (1940), where he served as dean until his death in 1946.

Title: Preventive Medicine and Hygiene

Author Name: Rosenau, Milton J.

Categories: Medicine, Infectious Disease, Public health, Nutrition,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1913

Seller ID: 639

Keywords: public health; medicine; America; infectious disease; Heredity; eugenics; nutrition; pollution; hygiene; Garrison-Morton