Modernising public-health infrastructure

  title={Modernising public-health infrastructure},
  author={Stephen C. Corbett},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
Between 1348 and 1700, the states of Northern and Central Italy were among the earliest to establish health magistracies in major cities—Venice, Florence and Milan—to coordinate responses to recurring epidemics of bubonic plague. In the fifteenth century, these magistracies had become permanent and had turned their attention to the creation, oversight and maintenance of what we now might call a public health infrastructure (Public Health Infrastructure Resource Centre 2009); the quality of food… CONTINUE READING


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