Activists and Advocates : Toronto's Health Department, 1883-1983. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MacDOUGALL, Heather

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MacDOUGALL, Heather. Activists and Advocates : Toronto's Health Department,1883-1983. Toronto and Oxford : Dundurn Press, 1990. First Edition. Pp (5) ,6-334,(2). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "For more than a century, Toronto's Health Department has served as a model of evolving municipal public health services in Canada and beyond. From horse manure to hippies and small pox to AIDS, the Department's staff have established and maintained standards of environmental cleanliness and communicable disease control procedures that have made the city a healthy place to live. This centennial history anlyzes the complex interaction of politics, patronage and professional aspirations which determine the success or failure of specific policies and programs. As such, it fills a long neglected gap in our understanding of the development of local health services. Using Toronto's changing circumstances as a backdrop, the book details the evolution of the international public health movement through its various phases culminating in the modern emphasis on health promotion and health advocacy. By so doing, it demonstrates the significant contribution of preventive medicine and public health activities to Canaadian life." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword. Introduction. 1. Activists and Advocates: The Pioneers, 1883-1929. 2. Professionalizing Public Health: The Medical Bureaucrats. 3. Forging A Professional Identity: Public Health Inspection and Public Health Nursing. 4. Improving the Quality of City Life: The Sanitation Division. 5. From Producer to Consumer: Protecting Toronto's Food Supply. 6. SafeguardingHuman Life: Fighting Smallpox and Tuberculosis. 7. Discovery and Applicati on: The Triumph of Prevention. 8. Modernizing Motherhood: Health Education.9. "Keeping the Well Child Well": School Health Programs. 10. Administrati on or Advocacy?: STD and Family Planning. 11. Limits to Prevention: Adult Health Problems. 12. Contemporary Community Concerns: Chronic Diseases and Senior Citizens. 13. Old Enemies, New Battles: Fluoridation and Air Pollution. 14. Environmental Politics: The Catalyst for Change. Conclusion. Gift bookplate, else very good in dustjacket. 24.00

Title: Activists and Advocates : Toronto's Health Department, 1883-1983. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: MacDOUGALL, Heather

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Dundurn Press, Toronto and Oxford, 1990, ISBN:1550020722:

Seller ID: 105278

Keywords: HEALTH PUBLIC TORONTO ONTARIO HISTORY CANADA CANADIAN,