A Early Definition of Human Social Progress

Disease is largely a removable evil. It continues to afflict humanity, not only because of incomplete knowledge of its causes and lack of individual and public hygiene, but also because it is extensively fostered by harsh economic and industrial conditions and by wretched housing in congested communities. ... The reduction of the death rate is the principal statistical expression and index of human social progress. It means the saving and lengthening of lives of thousands of citizens, the extension of the vigorous working period well into old age, and the prevention of inefficiency, misery, and suffering. These advances can be made by organized social effort. Public health is purchasable. (1911)


That emphasizes a reduction in the death rate and argues that this is something we can do through education and improving the quality of life.

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Epidemiology (0.975631): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Health (0.964542): website | dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Death (0.957156): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Sociology (0.778917): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Old age (0.737655): dbpedia | freebase
Public health (0.694135): website | dbpedia | freebase
Ageing (0.693838): dbpedia | freebase
Gerontology (0.664930): website | dbpedia | freebase

 Childhood's Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control Diphtheria in New York City
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hammonds , Evelynn Maxine (2002-01), Childhood's Deadly Scourge: The Campaign to Control Diphtheria in New York City, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-14
  • Source Material [books.google.com]
  • Folksonomies: medical


    02 MAY 2013

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