Archive for December 17th, 2009

“In 1916 the [International] Health Board established its first county health unit in North Carolina…. Although directed primarily at hookworm, these units were educationalĀ in scope, awakening people to the importance of public health and hygiene. “North Carolina was not a healthy place. Its population, 85 percent of which was rural, suffered from ‘low-ebb vitality’ brought […]

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