Lens of public health provides insight beyond medical matters

Gale’s Archives of the History of Public Health explores global health initiatives, the evolution of nationalized health systems in the twentieth century, and the impact of environmental health with public health literature and public health policy articles. Three series, Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970, Global Health in the Modern Era, and Birth of the British National Health Service support scholars from various disciplines as they examine public health policy articles to research the impact of past health policies and practices on current conditions as well as on literary and artistic works, cultural and social norms, religious and political life, and economic and sociological behavior. The Archives are an invaluable resource for the growing number of scholars writing dissertations related to the history of health and/or medicine.

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Term Frequency

Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, places, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.

Topic Finder

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Cross-Search Capability

Search across the materials of complementary primary source products, including books, in one united, intuitive environment, enabling innovative new research connections.

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