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History of Public Health in New York City, 1625-1866: Volume 1 John Duffy

History of Public Health in New York City, 1625-1866: Volume 1

John Duffy

Published October 15th 1968
ISBN : 9780871542120
Hardcover
640 pages
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Traces the development of the sanitary and health problems of New YorkCity from earliest Dutch times to the culmination of a nineteenth-century reform movement that produced theMetropolitan Health Act of 1866, the forerunner of the present NewMoreTraces the development of the sanitary and health problems of New YorkCity from earliest Dutch times to the culmination of a nineteenth-century reform movement that produced theMetropolitan Health Act of 1866, the forerunner of the present New YorkCity Department of Health. Professor Duffy shows the citys transition from a clean and healthy colonial settlement to an epidemic-ridden community in the eighteenth century, as the city outgrew its health and sanitation facilities. He describes the slow growth of a demand for adequate health laws in the mid-nineteenth century, leading to the establishment of the first permanent health agency in 1866.