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Lead-A 19th-C. Public Health Issue

The June 1879 issue of The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated contains the following brief notice: Lead – Poisoning. — The dangerous character of lead compounds is shown by the fact, that, in the years from 1838 to 1847, no fewer than 3,142 patients suffering from lead colic were admitted into the hospitals of Paris, […]

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Universal Vaccination is a Perennial Struggle

The Shot@Life Campaign is the latest effort to vaccinate less fortunate children in developing countries. Part of the United Nations Foundation, Shot@Life hopes to expand access to vaccines by drawing on “the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners.” While the Shot@Life seems to result from improved, modern public health, universal vaccination especially […]