A school designed to teach public health and train public health professionals.
The first school of public health in the US, the School of Hygiene and Public Health, was founded in 1916 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
- Public Health Service, United States (USPHS)
There currently are more than 6,100 officers on active duty. Officers are assigned to all of the PHS Agencies and to a number of agencies outside of PHS, including the Bureau of Prisons, U. S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, Health Care Financing Administration, and the Commission on Mental Health of the District of Columbia.
- Public mourning
The public display of grief. This may take many forms ranging from the very formal to the very informal, from stately funeral ceremonies designed to evoke a sense of meaning beyond the ephemeral to spontaneous shrines where people leave flowers, flags and personal mementos for the dead. The public display of grief has waxed and […]
- PUBS (percutaneous umbilical blood sampling)
In percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, a needle is inserted through the mother’s abdominal wall and uterine wall. Blood can be withdrawn from the umbilical vein at the point where the umbilical cord inserts (goes) into the placenta. Blood may also be taken from the umbilical vein on its way to the fetal liver. percutaneous umbilical […]
- Puerperal fever
“Puerperal fever is caused by conveyance to the pregnant woman of putrid particles derived from living organisms, through the agency of the examining fingers……. Consequently must I make my confession that God only knows the number of women whom I have consigned prematurely to the grave.”
The time immediately after the delivery of a baby. (In Latin a “puerpera” is a woman in childbirth since “puer” means child and “parere” means to give birth.) Puerperal fever is childbirth (or childbed) fever due to an infection usually of the placental site within the uterus. If that infection involves the bloodstream, it constitutes […]