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Public Health in Indiana - Bibliography

Anderson, Oscar E., Jr. The Health of a Nation: Harvey W. Wiley and the Fight for Pure Food. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.
Provides a detailed and balanced assessment of the contributions of Wiley.

Carruth, Gorton. The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.
Comprehensive, easy-to-read timeline of American history.

Cummings, Richard Osborn. The American and His Food: A History of Food Habits in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940.
A general history of food and its physical and social impacts on America.

Duffy, John. The Sanitarians: A History of American Public Health. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
Comprehensive history of the growth of public health in America.

Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
Comprehensive, easy-to-read timeline of world history.

Hellemans, Alexander, and Bryan Bunch. The Timetables of Science. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
Contains chronology of most significant achievements in science history.

Indiana State Board of Health (now Indiana State Department of Health).
The Indiana State Library has an extensive collection of annual reports, monthly bulletins, health brochures and flyers, and other materials dating from 1881 to present. The Indiana State Archives has the official records of the agency.

Janssen, Wallace F. "America's First Food and Drug Laws." FDA Consumer, 9:5 (June 1975), 12-18.
A brief introduction to the history of the first food and drug laws.

King, W. F. One Hundred Years in Public Health in Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1921.
This interesting survey was originally delivered as a speech in 1916.

Madison, James H. Indiana through Tradition and Change: A History of the Hoosier State and Its People, 1920-1945. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982.
Contains a very informative chapter on public health.

"Milestones in U.S. Food and Drug Law History." August 1995.
A Food and Drug Administration timeline of the history of food and drug regulation in the United States.

Phillips, Clifton J. Indiana in Transition: The Emergence of an Industrial Commonwealth, 1880-1920. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1968.
Chapter on public health is very informative.

Rice, Thurman B., The Hoosier Health Officer: A Biography of Dr. John N. Hurty. Collected reprints of articles appearing in the Indiana State Board of Health Bulletin, 1939-1946.
The articles are by a colleague of Hurty. A mixture of primary documentation and personal opinion, they give insight to the personal and professional sides of Hurty.

Russo, Dorothy Ritter, ed. One Hundred Years of Indiana Medicine, 1849-1949. [Indianapolis]: Indiana State Medical Association, 1949.
This book was published in connection with the centennial of the Indiana State Medical Association. It is a compilation of articles which gives general overviews of aspects of Indiana's medical history.

Thornbrough, Emma Lou. Indiana in the Civil War Era, 1850-1880. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau and Indiana Historical Society, 1965.
Informative chapter examines public health issues.

Wiley, Harvey Washington. Harvey W. Wiley: An Autobiography. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930.
A well-written, easy-to-read, and enjoyable account of Wiley's life from his childhood on a southern Indiana farm to his public health career.

Young, James Harvey. Pure Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1989.
A detailed history of the origins of and politics behind the Pure Food and Drugs Act.

Suggested student resources

Fradin, Dennis Brindell. Medicine: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1989.
A brief history and the current status of medicine are surveyed in this work for intermediate readers.

Kalman, Bobbie. Early Health & Medicine. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 1983.
The work provides an easily read survey of health and medicine for intermediate readers.

Ritchie, David, and Fred Israel. Health and Medicine. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.
An excellent resource for intermediate readers, with an emphasis on public health. Part of Life in America 100 Years Ago series.

Senior, Kathryn. Medicine: Doctors, Demons & Drugs. New York: Franklin Watts, 1993.
This work provides a concise overview of the history of medicine for any level reader. Part of Timelines series.

Additional Resources
Indiana State Department of Health.
Literature and videos are available through the Health Promotion Center by calling 317-233-7257. Its address is 2 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.