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Massachusetts passed legislation requiring the reporting of "diseases dangerous to the public health" and imposed fines for not reporting
The Immigration Act of 1891 required that all immigrants entering the US be given a health examination by PHS physicians
The first epidemic of polio strikes the United States.
The PHMHS was renamed the United States Public Health Service, and it was authorized to investigate human diseases such as, tuberculosis, hookworm, malaria, and leprosy), sanitation, water supplies an
The influenza pandemic of 1918 struck
All states begin participating in national reporting of disease
Congress passed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, and major amendments to the law were made in 1954, 1958, and 1960
Polio cases surge in the US. Early testing of the vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is encouraging.
Under President Eisenhower, Congress created the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).
he Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by Congress, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was founded in 1971.
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