Yearly Archives: 2012

“A Startling New Sight in Central Park, Hospital Tents” – was this the first time there was a hospital in Central Park?

Public Health history is punctuated by an all too familiar great boom and bust cycles as a sudden crisis leads to a massiveeffort and mobilization but then falling to indifference. Nothing could be more illustrative of the emergence and impact … Continue reading

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Dr. Stephen Smith was a published Poet in Good Health Magazine?

Did you know that our Founder Dr. Stephen Smith was a published poet in Good Health Magazine? But who was “Almeda” to whom he sent a copy of his poem? And what was Good Health Magazine? We look into his … Continue reading

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James Steele

4 January 2013 Dr. James Harlan Steele In the Feb. 1, 2013 issue of JAVMA, Dr. James Law was profiled as America’s first university veterinary professor. In addition to the myriad innovations that he introduced to American veterinary medicine, Dr. … Continue reading

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Guidance and Sponsorship

The APHA History Project will be guided by an authoritative body of advisors and consultants. This will include APHA Publications and APHA Journal representation, contributors to the Journal’s history based themes. A small core group would guide the actual work. … Continue reading

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COLORADO – Denver Health

COLORADO – Denver Health •1876: Colorado becomes a state. •1876-1881: Dr. Harrison Lemen is county physician and oversees the County Hospital. •1879-1880: First typhoid epidemic strikes Denver. •1881: Fight between homeopaths and allopaths over control of Arapahoe County Hospital. •1884: … Continue reading

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Book review: William Souder’s ‘On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson’

By Amy Stewart, Published: September 28, The Washington Post Quick: How many nuclear warheads had been detonated above-ground by 1963? If your answer was somewhere just north of two, I wouldn’t blame you. I wasn’t yet born then myself, and … Continue reading

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