Baltimore City Health Department: 200 years of progress and partnership.

P. L. Beilenson, A. S. Lambropoulos

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Abstract

The Baltimore City Health Department began its long history of protecting the health of Baltimore citizens in 1793. An outbreak of yellow fever in Fells Point on the northwest branch of the Patapsco River was the impetus for the governor's appointment of the first two health officers. Since that time, the health department has worked closely with the medical community to promote education and preventive measures (e.g., sewer systems, water chlorination, food inspection) in order to stop the spread of communicable diseases. For 200 years, the Baltimore City Health Department has provided "the advocacy and leadership necessary to ensure the protection and promotion of the health of Baltimore's citizens."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-733
Number of pages5
JournalMaryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Volume42
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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