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Delta Omega Honorary Society

Delta Omega Honorary Society

Delta Omega (ΔΩ) is the honorary society for studies in public health. This society was founded in 1924 by graduate students Dr. Edgar Erskine Hume and Dr. Claude W. Mitchell at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Currently, there are over 100 chapters with over 20,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The society’s mission is to promote excellence in contributing to the field of public health. Additionally, they are committed to advancing the health of people in every aspect, both in the United States and internationally.

Classic Reports from Delta Omega's Collection

Fifth Annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics roundtable discussion on prematurity. 1936. Introduction by Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, University of South Florida College of Public Health. (Supplement: Excerpt from 1919 article by Arvo Ylppö)
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, 1843, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, 1842, by Edwin Chadwick
State of Public Health Work by Charles V. Chapin, M.D., 1915
State of Public Health Work by Charles V. Chapin, M.D., 1915
Observations made during the Epidemic of Measles on the Faroe Islands in the Year 1846,
Peter Ludwig Panum, 1940
The Aetiology of Tuberculosis, Robert Koch, 1882
Introduction by: Rotrease Regan-Yates, MPH and Donald Morisky, ScD, MSPH, ScM
Report Of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts 1850, Lemuel Shattuck, 1850
Introduction by:Larry J. Gordon, MS, MPH
On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, John Snow, MD, 1836
Introduction by: Ralph R. Frerichs, DVM, DrPH
An Essay Concerning the Cause of the Endemial Colic of Devonshire, George Baker, 1767
The People’s Misery: Mother of Diseases, Johann Peter Frank, 1790
Notes on Nursing, Florence Nightengale, 1860
Typhoid Fever, William Budd, MD, 1874
The Mosquito Hypothetically Considered as an Agent in the Transmission of Yellow Fever Poison, by Carlos Juan Finlay, 1881
Summary chapters from: The Costs of Medical Care, IS Falk, C. Rufus Rorem, Martha D. Ring, 1933
Annotated Legislative History of Maternal and Child Health
Introduction by: Mary D. Peoples-Sheps, MS, DrPH, and Greg R. Alexander, RS, MPH, ScD