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The focus on the series is the history of public health, defined to include the history of measures to protect the health of populations by organized community effort, administrative and regulatory agencies, and political and social mobilization. Special interests include the history of diseases of public health significance, preventive measures, and scientific and social interventions aimed at controlling disease in populations. Also of interest are studies on the history of epidemiology, community health policy, occupational health and safety, and children's and women's health.