Public Health Success When Simple

  • Bruce R. Schatz
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Public Health has a long history which begins with the birth of civilizations and the gradual realization that common solutions to community and individual health problems are a vital goal. One traces the development of public health from early times through the Roman era and their concern for sanitation and clean water to provide for and protect their population. But the discussion touches on more contemporary problems at the middle and the end of the nineteenth century.


Lung Cancer Nineteenth Century Eighteenth Century Framingham Heart Study Vital Goal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
    • 1
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Information Science, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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