Public Health is People: A History of the Minnesota Department of Health from 1949 to 1999
The Minnesota Department of Health hired Elisabeth Emerson to write a second history of public health in Minnesota. Below is the fruit of her literary labor in chronicling public health for the years of 1949 to 1999.
Chapter 5: End of an Era -- 1955 to 1970 (PDF: 8.70MB/29 pages) [pages 114-142]
Chapter 8: Environment (PDF: 6.17MB/24 pages) [pages 188-211]
Chapter 10: Local Health Services (PDF: 7.14MB/25 pages) [pages 240-264]
Chapter 14: AIDS/STDs (PDF: 3.01MB/8 pages) [pages 338-345]
Chapter 15: Epidemiology (PDF: 3.18MB/13 pages) [pages 346-358]
Chapter 16: Targeted Populations (PDF: 2.37MB/11 pages) [pages 359-369]
Chapter 18: Health Care Access (PDF: 425.77KB/2 pages) [pages 382-383]
Chapter 19: Public Health Laboratory (PDF: 4.25MB/15 pages) [pages 384-398]
Postscript (PDF: 176.77KB/1 page) [page 399]
Appendix A: Minnesota's Health Status (PDF: 2.52MB/6 pages) [pages 400-405]
Appendix E: Hill-Burton Projects (PDF: 1.54MB/7 pages) [pages 429-435]
Index (PDF: 2.92MB/16 pages) [pages 439-454]
Public Health Is People is also available as 2 Microsoft Word documents if so desired. E-mail the Barr Library at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the 1949 to 1999 history as Word documents.
Consult Philip D. Jordan's The People's Health: A History of Public Health in Minnesota to 1948 for a history of public health in Minnesota for the years 1872 to 1948. The Barr Library at the Minnesota Department of Health has copies available at WA 11 J82p 1953 for check out.