Drew up a health report for the Commonwealth that outlined the public health needs for the state.
Developed the criteria and procedures necessary to establish that a particular microbe, and no other, causes a particular disease.
Proposed his germ theory of disease.
1875 - 1900
The causes of many bacterial diseases were discovered.
1900 - 1920
Characterized by social movements to improve health conditions in cities and the workplace.
The Twentieth Century
1900 - 1960
Health resources development period, a time of great growth in health care facilities and providers.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933 - 1935
The President created numerous agencies and programs for public works as part of his New Deal. Much of the money was used for Public Health. The Social Security Act of 1935 marked the beginning of the government's major involvement.
1950 - 1959
Two major events were the development of a vaccine to prevent polio and President Eisenhower's heart attack. The latter event helped America to focus on its number one killer, heart disease.
Period of Social Engineering
1960 - 1973
Congress passed the Medicare and Medicaid bills (amendments to the Social Security Act of 1935
Healthy people 2010
This is the fourth set of health goals and objectives for the US that defines the nation's health agenda and guides its health policy.