Disease and Public Health

Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" (1920, C.E.A. Winslow). It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization.

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<a href="/book/aids-and-ecology-poverty">AIDS and the ecology of poverty</a>
Stillwaggon, Eileen
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<a href="/book/aids-america">AIDS in America</a>
Russell, Charles H
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<a href="/book/malaria-%3A-obstacles-and-opportunities-%3A-report-committee-study-malaria-prevention-and-control%3A-status-review-and-alternativ">Malaria : obstacles and...</a>
Oaks, S. C
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<a href="/book/oral-contraceptives-%2526-breast-cancer">Oral contraceptives &amp; breast...</a>
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer
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