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Published: 28 July 2016

160 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199688463

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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Virginia Berridge

Very Short Introductions

  • Places public health in its historical context, and analyses how the changing face of public health is essential to understanding its contemporary concerns
  • Discusses the demographic, institutional, scientific, political, and professional influences, which have shaped views about the health of the public
  • Considers the differences in approaches to public health across the globe, from biosecurity and the defence of the nation against terrorist attack in the US, to health promoting, and 'well-being' aspects of health in the UK
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

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