Written by the Hebrews, the book elaborated on personal hygiene, women's hygiene, protection against diseases, cleanliness of water/food supply & more.
Hippocrates is known as the first epidemiologist, studying common determinants among diseases like geography, climate, diet, and living conditions.
The bubonic plague took over Europe & killed millions. There were also major outbreaks of diseases like smallpox, measles, influenza, tuberculosis & syphilis during this time period.
Despite the name, people were not aware of the concept of germs and believed that diseases were inhaled.
Developed by Edward Jenner
Lemuel Shattuck wrote the Report of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts, recommending practices that would improve public health.
Louis Pasteur discovered how microorganisms reproduce, leading to several advancements in bacteriology.
Massachusetts was the first to establish a state board of health, followed by Virginia & California.
The creation of coordinated school health programs & comprehensive school health education were developed to promote health with in schools.
President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expanding healthcare coverage to 31 million uninsured Americans.