Date sent: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 14:58:50 -0500 (EST) From: Joel Tarr <email@example.com> Subject: Re: history of public health
Judith A. Leavitt, The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform (Princeton, 1982) is a very good monograph. Also, Barbara Rosenkrantz, Public Health and the State, is excellent, on Massachusetts.
Date sent: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 16:04:28 -0800 (PST) From: hirt <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: history of public health
Try contacting the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 / 520-621-7189 / e-mail at email@example.com (Helen Ingram). One of several major efforts they've been involved in over the past few years are border environmental issues and I think a little environmental justice too. They would probably be able to make some suggestions for your student.
By the way, they have a visiting fellows program that you can apply for. Fellows get a nice office in a revamped one-story apartment complex with some technical and clerical support and access to a great research library. Their emphasis is environmental policy, borderlands issues, and other public policy concerns of the Udalls.
Date sent: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 10:23:55 -0600 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Langston) Subject: history of public health
I'm working with a student, Victoria Elenas, who is examining environmental health issues among Latina women along the Mexican/American border. I encouraged her to do some reading in the environmental history of public health and epidemiology. Does anyone have any suggestions for good background reading in this topic? Or any suggestions that look specifically at the role of health professionals and the community in this region? Thanks--
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Date sent: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 16:15:00 -0700 (MST) From: virginia joy scharff <email@example.com> Subject: Re: history of public health
Re Latinas and public health along the border, a couple of suggestions:
--Vicki Ruiz and Susan Tiano's edited volume on maquiladora workers --Mary Pardo's 'Mothers of East L.A.' in _Frontiers_
More generally, for thinking about public health and environment, see Suellen Hoy, _Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness_ (NY: Oxford, 1995).
Department of History
University of New Mexico
From: Robert Gordon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: history of public health
This isn't so much dealing with public health and epidemiology, but if Victoria is interested in health issues concerning Latina women she may want to contact Dr. Marion Moses most recently at the Pesticide Education Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Moses was the long-time Director of the National Farm Workers Health Group and worked closely with the UFW on their efforts to restrict the use of chemical pesticides over the last three decades. In that capacity, Dr. Moses has written numerous articles detailing the effects of long-term exposure to chemical pesticides. I'm not sure if this is relevant to Victoria's research, but hopefully it is. Feel free to contact me for more info.
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48035
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 11:09:04 CST
From: "Dennis Williams, Southern Nazarene U." <DWILLIAM@SNU.EDU> Subject: Re: history of public health
Another personal contact that I believe would be valuable in this discussion is Lynne Snyder at the U.S. Public Health Service History Office. Lynne will have a handle on whether or not there is a cache of documents somewhere in D.C. that will illuminate the issue.
The PHS History Office telephone number is (301) 443-5363. She can be reached via e-mail LSNYDER@PSC.SSW.DHHS.GOV.
Southern Nazarene University
Date sent: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 13:57:00 -0500 (EST) From: Nicolas Wolfe Proctor <email@example.com> Subject: Re: history of public health
If Ms. Elenas has www access, she may want to examine the environmental justice and racism pages at www.igc.apc.org. It may provide some contacts or contemporary information
Date sent: Fri, 8 Mar 1996 05:18:10 -0800 (PST) From: LORNE HAMMOND <lhammond@U Vic.CA Subject: Re: history of public health
I use Hoy's chapter in the pollution collection as a good way to get students in both environmental surveys and US surveys to rethink the city as an environment reshaped by women's political action. It balances out the Chadwick/cholera/safe water supply/rise of the municipal engineer approach to the industrial city. For images of conditions, try S.J. kleinberg's The Shadow of the Mills, which is a study of Pittsburgh. It is not a public health history, but the photographs show extreme conditions in an industrial town. Jacob Riis might be the way to go for a more metropolitan setting (also an extreme).
For non-North american, try Daniel Headrick's The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1940. OUP 1988. Chapter 5, Cities, Sanitation and Segregation, [also: Chapter 6 Hydraulic Imperialism in india and Egypt (I have been looking for a good reading on this to put with Worster and a study of Morocco), & more on mining, botany & plantations.] There is some other stuff out there on race and health in colonial singapore and race, public health & infant mortality in Gibraltar, etc. A canadian study is Bilson's The darkened House, on 19th century cholera, immigration, and the establishment of health boards. Hospitals refuse to admit victims.
Date sent: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 14:25:46 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Derickson) Subject: Re: History of public health
To the many potentially useful references that Victoria Elenas at Wisconsin has already been given, I would add this one: Abraham Lilienfeld, Times, Places and Persons: Aspects of the History of Epidemiology (Hopkins Press).
Labor Studies and History
Penn State Univ.
University Park, Pa. 16802
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