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The importance of long-term records in public health surveillance: the US weekly sanitary reports, 1888-1912, revisited.

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BACKGROUND: This paper outlines the ways in which a little-used archive of early public health records may throw light on longer-term trends in international epidemic behaviour and serve as a major source of epidemiological information for historians of urbanization and public health. The Weekly Abstract of Sanitary Reports was the official disease surveillance report of the US Public Health Service and its predecessors, and began to publish urban mortality statistics on a regular basis in 18...

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Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
76-84
Publication date:
1997-03-01
EISSN:
1464-3782
ISSN:
0957-4832
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:342617
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uuid:cbcb60af-05f5-4ef1-b7fc-02392999dfe7
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pubs:342617
Source identifiers:
342617
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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