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Child public health—lessons from the past

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199547500
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720123 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.004
Child public health—lessons from the past

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This chapter provides an historical review of child public health. It explains how the cause of child health has fared through the centuries, highlighting key milestones and identifying lessons for practice today. These are particularly important to draw on as the agenda for child health is redefined at the start of the 21st century.

Keywords: child public health; health services; social services; public health practice

Chapter.  10238 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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