A Century of Adventure in Northern Health: The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Alaska (1879-1978) was written by CAPT Robert A. Fortuine, USPHS (Ret.). The book was published in 2006 by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health.
A Century of Adventure in Northern Health is paperback with 162 pages and measures 8.3 x 5.5 inches. It is available from for a retail price of $18.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.
Caring & Curing: A History of the Indian Health Service was written by James P. Rife, a senior historian with History Associates, and CAPT Alan J. Dellapenna, (Ret.), Jr., USPHS of the Indian Health Service. This thoroughly researched volume chronicles the history of Indian Health Service (IHS) from its earliest beginnings, as part of the Department of the Interior, through multiple reorganizations including the 1955 transfer to the U.S. Public Health Service. Focusing upon the intense, often shifting political, tribal, and healthcare dynamics; Caring & Curing traces IHS’s evolution over time. The book follows the agency through myriad trials and triumphs in its long-running fight to elevate Indian health to a level comparable to that of the rest of the nation. Brought to life through compelling personal stories, a crisp narrative, and archival imagery, the book not only looks at past successes and failures of Indian health care, but keeps an eye towards the future and the remaining work to be done by the agency in consultation and cooperation with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Caring & Curing is hardcover with 170 full color pages and measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Place your single book orders for a retail price of $34.95, plus shipping and a $2 handling charge. For 10 or more copies, the handling price will go up to $25. If you are interested in purchasing wholesale, 22 or more copies, you will always receive 15% off per book ($29.71).
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: Principles & Practicewas written by U.S. Public Health Service officers with expertise in responding to public health emergencies nationally and internationally. The book provides a much-needed reference for all uniformed service and civilian emergency medical response personnel. It organizes a vast array of emergency public health organizational and practice information in a form that allows ready understanding of the principles and practice norms within the field, and their inter-relationships. As noted by the book’s Senior Editor, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, the book will “…serve to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of those who are tasked with an emergency response mission.” Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response is an essential resource in learning about the actions and approaches that are utilized in dealing with public health related disasters in this Nation and within the complex global community.
This book is edited by, VADM Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, (Ret. USPHS), 17th Surgeon General of the United States; CAPT Robert G. Darling, MD, (Ret. USN); CAPT James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, (Ret. USPHS); and RADM Jerrold M. Michael, DrPH, ScD (Ret. USPHS).
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response is paperback with 344 pages and measures 8.8 x 5.9 inches. Place your book orders for a retail price of $22 per book, plus $5 shipping per book. Please fill out this form, and either fax or mail it to COF. If you are ordering 10 or more copies, please call COF at (301) 731-9080 prior to sending in your order form.
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“Sex, Sin and Science: A History of Syphilis in America”
Sex, Sin and Science: A History of Syphilis in America was written by John Parascandola, the retired Public Health Service Historian and a current Trustee of the Commissioned Officers Foundation. Dr. Parascandola's fascinating book traces the history of syphilis in America from Colonial times to the present, as well as providing a background chapter on the origins and spread of syphilis. The important role of the PHS Commissioned Corps is prominently featured throughout his narrative. In his foreword to the book, 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona calls his work "a thoughtful, powerful and revealing treatise...that the general public, historians, politicians, and science can benefit from."
Sex, Sin, and Science is hardcover with 224 pages and measures 6.1 x 9.3 inches. The retail price of the book is $49.95 plus shipping and handling, but the publisher (Praeger) is offering a discount of 20% off the list price to COA members. To learn more about the book and to receive the 20% discount, click the link below and use discount code F238 at checkout.
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