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Dean Julio Frenk

Dean’s message: Full circle

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] This special issue of Harvard Public Health is devoted to the School’s first century. It is not meant to be…

Then and Now: We've come a long way

Infographic: Then and now

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] We’ve come a long way since the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers opened its doors in 1913. Have a look…

George Whipple, William Sedgwick, Milton Rosenau

The founders & deans of HSPH

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] A century of leadership George Whipple, William Sedgwick, and Milton Rosenau Founders, 1913–1922 “This is a historic meeting, the beginning…

Martha May Eliot, former chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health and first woman president of the American Public Health Association

First women

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] First to admit women on the same basis as men In November 1913, the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers became…

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Infectious diseases & pandemics

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] Today, noncommunicable diseases account for two-thirds of all deaths globally. But in low-income nations, three largely preventable infectious diseases—lower respiratory…

Donald Hopkins examines children in Nasarawa, Nigeria in 2007.

The art of eradication

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] E•rad•i•cate: 1. to pull or tear up by the roots, to remove entirely, extirpate, get rid of. 2. in public…

Dichaba Siane

One man’s stand against HIV/AIDS

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] When the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) was launched in 1996, the official goal was collaborative research and training between…

HIV/AIDS lab technician

HIV/AIDS studies in Africa

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] The School’s fieldwork in HIV/AIDS, which has received support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the National…

Richard Cash

A simple solution that has saved millions

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] A solution of table salt, sodium bicarbonate, glucose, and water. This simple elixir, known as oral rehydration solution (ORS), has saved…

Richard Pearson Strong

The disease hunters

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] A life of exploration “The sun came out early and fiercely… As the hours wore on and noon was reached…