earliest written record concerning public health that contained laws which were directed towards health practices and the physicians performing them
first health related document that described various surgical techniques
First written hygienic code created
developed by the Hebrews which extended upon ancient Egyptian's thought on hygiene
Greek physician that developed a theory of disease causation which was consistent with the philosophy of nature held by leading philosophers of the time (correlated diseases in relation to people's diet, surrounding climate, and the local geography)
1346 CE - 1800 CE
Also regarded as the Black Death, the plague was the most severe epidemic known to occur in the world. Casualties reach over 30 million people.
Jehan Jacme's "5 Factors" for the plague
Jehan Jacme established wha the believed to be five factors that caused the plague:
1) Wrath of God
2) Misplacement of dead bodies
3) Vapors from the interior of Earth
4) Unnatural hot and humid winds
5) The conjunction of stars and planets
Report on an Inquiry into the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain
1842 - 1848
Edwin Chadwick published a document that analyzed the deplorable living conditions of Great Britain's working class. He claimed that the conditions were the main cause of most diseases and suffering among people at the time. He prompted the government to be involved with these issues, which led to the formation of the General Board of Health for England in 1848.
Dr. John Snow's Hypothesis
Dr. Snow studied epidemiological data related to a cholera epidemic happening in London at the time. He hypothesized that the disease was caused by microorganisms present in the drinking water. The removal of a pump in question helped aver the epidemic of cholera. This event led to the thought process of microorganisms being responsible for creating and transmitting diseases.
Public Health Education Section is formed
This sector was added to the American Public Health Association
Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives for the Nation released
This document contained 226 health objectives for the United States. The document helped frame the public health ideal in the 1980's and even to this day as well.