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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
"The 'Threshold Era' in Public Health: Presented to the First International Symposium on Public Health in Asia and the Pacific Basin, Honolulu, Hawaii" [Reminiscence] pdf (85,431 Bytes) transcript of pdf
"The 'Threshold Era' in Public Health: Presented to the First International Symposium on Public Health in Asia and the Pacific Basin, Honolulu, Hawaii" [Reminiscence]
Number of Image Pages:
2 (85,431 Bytes)
Date:
2003
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of C. Everett Koop.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Public Health
Asia
Pacific Islands
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Relation:
Metadata Record The 'Threshold Era' in Public Health: Presented to the First International Symposium on Public Health in Asia and the Pacific Basin, Honolulu, Hawaii (March 7, 1983) pdf (1,164,586 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 103
Folder Number: 92
Unique Identifier:
QQBCYV
Document Type:
Memoirs
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1982-1983
Folder: Keynote- 1st International Symposium on Public Health- "The Threshold Era In Public Health"- Asia and Pacific Basin, Honolulu, HI, 1983 Mar 07
Transcript:
The Public Health Service has had a long-time commitment to Hawaii and inasmuch as the University of Hawaii and its School of Public Health had had a long-term commitment to the Pacific Basin Countries, the United States Public Health Service and the Pacific Rim have always been the presence on the island of Kalaupapa of the second leprosarium run by the United States to address the problems of Hansen's Disease. That colony is now a domicile for all patients who were granted the privilege of living there for the rest of their lives, and except for treating them for intercurrent problems, there is no active anti-leprosy work going on at Kalaupapa, because all of those patients are cured.
In this lecture, I substituted the second paragraph in my prepared remarks with a more informal presentation, which took into account some of these historical facts.
The speech was an important one to reunite the various divisions and factions in public health working towards the same goal in the Pacific Rim Nations.
Alcohol
Bilateral Health Agreements with Foreign Countries
Cancer
Diphtheria
Disease of Post Millennium
Drug abuse
Hawaii
Heart by-pass on television
Heart disease
Hepatitis B
Infectious disease
Leprosy
Life expectancy
Maternal mortality
Polio
Pregnant women - mother and children
Research
Sexually transmitted disease
Small pox
Stroke
Tetanus
Vaccine
Vision of the future
Visiting Nurses Agencies
Australia
Canada
Dr. Carmichael
Dr. Edward R. Dietrick
President McKinley
Pacific Basin
St. Joseph's Hospital - Phoenix
Surgeon General Wyman
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2008-08-27
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