New Book by Virginia Berridge: Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Virginia Berridge, Public Health: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016.

Available from the 28th of July 2016:

From Ancient Roman baths fed by municipal aqueducts, to the creeping spread of leprosy and the relentless march of the Black Death across medieval Europe, to the epidemics of obesity today, public health has been a concern for centuries. In this Very Short Introduction Virginia Berridge discusses the history of public health, and the role it plays in our lives. Alongside the provision of treatment, public health bodies also have an anticipatory role, working to keep us healthy and living longer. Covering areas such as drains and sanitation, campaigns against smoking and excess sugar, and modern vaccination programmes, Berridge analyses the global concerns of contemporary public health.

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