Public health

Public health
Better Baby Contests
by Pearson, Susan. Better Baby contests were held throughout the nation, including in North Carolina, during the early decades of the twentieth century. The contests were a part of both the larger infant welfare [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Tongue
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Black Tongue is the familiar name for the often fatal effects of a deficiency of the vitamin niacin (once designated Vitamin B3, now B5), found chiefly in liver, lean meat, poultry, fish, and beans. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chamberlain, G. Hope Summerell
by Knapp, Sharon E. G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain, author, artist, clubwoman, house counselor at Duke University, and civic worker, was born in Salisbury. Although Mrs. Chamberlain did not use her first name, the first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrell, John Atkinson
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Atkinson Ferrell, health director, was born in Clinton, the son of James Alexander and Cornelia Murphy Ferrell. After attending the local schools he entered The University of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Frederick Theophilus, Jr.
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Frederick Theophilus Foard, Jr., physician and U.S. Public Health director, was born in the Vale section of Bandy Township, Catawba County, the fourth child of Dr. Frederick Theophilus (1855–1933) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Giles, Denise: Places In The Heart A Hometown Hero
by Cecelski, David S. Denise Giles has come a long way since the days when she was homeless in Fayetteville and peddling her own blood to buy groceries. Getting off the streets and out of 18 years of alcoholism, she [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Hawkins, Reginald Armistice
by Carrier, Sarah. Dr. Reginald Armistice Hawkins, nicknamed “Hawk,” was a lifelong civil rights activist who played a central role in integrating Charlotte schools, hospitals, and public spaces, and in 1968 became the [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Hooks, Charles
by Evans, Phillip W. Charles Hooks, planter, legislator, and congressman, was born in Bertie County. At age two, he moved with his parents to Duplin County where the family settled on a plantation near Kenansville. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hookworms
by Foss, Mandy. In the beginning of the twentieth century, a battle was fought in North Carolina and ten other southern states. From 1909 to 1914, doctors, public health officials, and northern businessmen worked to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Influenza Outbreak of 1918-1919
by Case, Steven, Gregory, Lisa. From the Spring of 1918 through early 1919, as nations experienced the upheaval of World War One, an influenza pandemic ran through North Carolina. In April 1919, Dr. William Rankin, the Secretary of [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Jacocks, William Picard
by Allan, Anna Brooke. William Picard Jacocks, international public health physician and administrator, was born in Windsor. (His middle name, Picard, is accented on the last syllable.) His ancestors had lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Amos Neill
by Green, C. Sylvester. Amos Neill Johnson, physician, was born in Garland, Sampson County, the son of Jeff. Deems, Sr., and Mary Lily Wright Johnson. After attending the elementary school in Garland, he became a student at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Thomas Williams Mason
by Zouck, Betty Gray Long. Thomas Williams Mason Long, physician, legislator, and administrator, was born at Longview, Northampton County, the son of Lemuel McKinne and Betty Gray Mason Long. He spent his childhood at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Malaria
by Case, Steven. History and Impact of Malaria in North Carolina by Steven Case, 2010. NC Government & Heritage Library See also: Malaria stastistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940; Public [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Malaria statistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940
by Gregory, Lisa. Malaria statistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940 by Lisa Gregory, 2010. The tables below link to North Carolina malaria statistics, grouped by year. Clicking on a link will take you to an item in [...] (from NC Digital Collections.)
McCain, Paul Pressly
by Mccain, Paul M. Paul Pressly McCain, physician and leader in the fight against tuberculosis, was born and educated in Due West, S.C., the son of John Irenaeus and Lula Todd McCain. He received an A.B. degree from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Medical Board
by Williams, Wiley J. The modern North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) began as the North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners, created by the General Assembly in 1859 "in order to properly regulate the practice of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miracle of Hickory
by Zuber, Richard L. The "Miracle of Hickory" refers to an emergency hospital established in Hickory during the summer of 1944 to treat infantile paralysis (polio). The descriptive name comes from the title of a pamphlet [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newell, Hodge
by Peek, Matthew M. Hodge Albert Newell was born on August 22, 1883, in Franklin County, North Carolina, to Rev. George W. and Sarah Coppedge Newell. By 1900, the Newell family was living in Louisburg, North [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Norton, John William Roy
by Green, C. Sylvester. Norton, John William Roy by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 11 July 1898–18 Mar. 1974 John William Roy Norton, public health administrator, was born in rural [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
PCB Protests
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. In the summer of 1978, Ward Transformer Company paid a trucking company to drive along rural North Carolina roads at night to discharge liquid contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) onto [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Peck, Clara Jane Thornton
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Clara Jane Thornton Peck, nurse, the daughter of John and Jane Thornton, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. When she was about ten, her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Public Health Part 1: The State Board of Health and Other Early Public Initiatives
by Cross, Jerry L., Mazzocchi, Jay, Cain, Robert J., Stoesen, Alexander R., Joyner, Gail B. Part 1: The State Board of Health and Other Early Public Initiatives; Part 2: Expansion of Government Health Agencies and Major Health Issues in the State; Part 3: North Carolina's Modern Health Care [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Public Health Part 2: Expansion of Government Health Agencies and Major Health Issues in the State
by Cross, Jerry L., Cain, Robert J., Stoesen, Alexander R., Joyner, Gail B. Part 1: The State Board of Health and Other Early Public Initiatives; Part 2: Expansion of Government Health Agencies and Major Health Issues in the State; Part 3: North Carolina's Modern Health Care [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Public Health Part 3: North Carolina's Modern Health Care System
by Cross, Jerry L., Cain, Robert J., Stoesen, Alexander R., Joyner, Gail B. Part 1: The State Board of Health and Other Early Public Initiatives; Part 2: Expansion of Government Health Agencies and Major Health Issues in the State; Part 3: North Carolina's Modern Health Care [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Register, Frank Murchison
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Frank Murchison Register, physician and public health officer, was born in Cumberland County, one of ten children of Robert and Mary McDuffie Register. Reared in Moore County, he was educated at the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scruggs, Lawson Andrew
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Scruggs, Lawson Andrew by Elizabeth Reid Murray, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Civil Rights; Historically Black Colleges 15 Jan. 1857–1914 Lawson Andrew Scruggs, physician, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shore, Clarence Albert
by Shore, Ellen Dortch. Clarence Albert Shore, physician and public health official, was born in Salem, the son of Henry Washington and Lavinia Ellen Boyer Shore. Widely known in medical circles throughout the United [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tick War
by Jones, H. G. The "Tick War" was a term that newspaperman Ben Dixon MacNeill applied to a controversy on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands following passage by the General Assembly in 1919 of an act requiring that [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trent, Josiah Charles
by Gifford, James F. Josiah Charles Trent, surgeon and historian of medicine, was born in Okmulgee, Okla., the youngest of four children, to parents of English ancestry. His father, Josiah Charles Trent, was a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Vines Edmunds
by Deaton, Carol Dalton. Vines Edmunds Turner, dentist, businessman, Confederate soldier, and civic leader, was born in Franklin County, the son of Archibald Adams, a farmer and businessman, and Mary Anne Howze Turner. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Ellen Black
by Powell, William S. Ellen Black Winston, social worker, was born in Bryson City, the daughter of Stanley Warren and Marianna Fischer Black. She was graduated from Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., in 1924 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, Edward Jenner
by Cashman, Diane Cobb. Edward Jenner Wood, physician, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Fanning (1841–92), also a physician, and Mary Kennedy Sprunt Wood (1848–1932), the daughter of cotton exporter Alexander and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, Thomas Fanning
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Fanning Wood, physician, first secretary of the North Carolina Board of Health, and cofounder of the North Carolina Medical Journal, was born in Wilmington. His parents, Robert B. and Mary A. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
WWI: Medicine on the battlefield
by Campbell, John. From a medical standpoint, World War I was a miserable and bloody affair. In less than a year the American armed forces suffered more than 318,000 casualties, of which 120,000 were deaths. Almost [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
WWI: North Carolina and Influenza
by Belton, Tom. WWI: North Carolina and Influenza by Tom Belton Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 1993. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History See [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
WWI: Women volunteers
by Stevens, Vivian Lea. During World War I, North Carolina women made major contributions to the war effort by working in a variety of volunteer organizations. One of the largest  was the American Red Cross, a relief [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Yellow Fever in Wilmington
by Brisson, Jim D. Yellow fever is a harsh, potentially deadly virus that thrives in semitropical locations. This virus was the most feared disease in the United States for generations, earning the nickname the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Young, David Alexander
by Powell, William S. David Alexander Young, psychiatrist and hospital administrator, was born in Raleigh, the son of James Richard and Virginia Nicholls Young. His father, of Vance County, was North Carolina's first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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