Opportunities in public health careers by George Eastman Pickett, Terry W. Pickett, Terence J. Sacks

By George Eastman Pickett, Terry W. Pickett, Terence J. Sacks

Outlines the heritage of public health and wellbeing, info occupation possibilities within the box, and discusses academic specifications and percentages for occupation development.

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Page 31 69 percent are active in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs. 81 percent are involved in child health. 92 percent are active in immunization programs.

Artisans were leaving their villages to join in the manufacture of objects such as gloves, hats, and guns. People gravitated to the cities where they were needed to run the new machines of burgeoning industry. While the luxuries of Rome were no longer avoided, most inhabitants could not afford them or were too busy to enjoy them. But conditions in the rapidly growing cities were no better than in the villages or communities many left; if anything, they were worse. Page 9 Disease was rampant in the filthy, unsanitary hovels that most people lived in, and most city dwellers were poorly fed, wretchedly housed, and badly clothed.

Almost nothing was done to control disease, and leprosy was brought back to Europe from the Mid-East by the Crusaders. Cholera followed the pilgrims to and from Mecca, while the plague swept out of China on the backs of the Mongols as they invaded Europe and the Mediterranean lands. The Plague Wipes Out Entire Populations In a class by itself as a killer of entire populations was the black, or bubonic, plague, which swept over Europe wiping out more than sixty million before it ran its course in the late 1700s.

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