From Marine Hospital to Public Health Service

John Parascandola

Abstract


The United States Public Health Service traces its origin back to an act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen signed into law on July 16,1798. This paper discusses the evolution of the system of marine hospitals set up under this law into a federal public health agency that was eventually named the Public Health Service in 1912. 

 

Key words: Public Health Service - Marine Hospitals

 


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