Category Archives: Public Health History

My study trip to Cuba

  In January 2013, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend one week in Cuba and learn about its healthcare system, thanks to the CUNY Institute for Health Equity and Professor Marilyn Aguirre-Molina. Since the end of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Public Health Disasters of the 20th Century

Public health disasters were as numerous during the twentieth century as they were before French chemist Louis Pasteur discovered that bacteria caused illnesses in 1860. During the previous century, diseases that killed thousands of people did not have cures, but … Continue reading

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