Connecting health and natural history: a failed initiative at the American Museum of Natural History, 1909-1922.


In 1909, curator Charles-Edward Winslow established a department of public health in New York City's American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Winslow introduced public health as a biological science that connected human health-the modern sciences of physiology, hygiene, and urban sanitation-to the natural history of plants and animals. This was the only… (More)
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301384

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