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What happened to the Native populations of the USA during colonial times

-all but eliminated by smallpox
--from natural transmission and early biological warfare (Amherst and tainted blankets)

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What occurred during the 19th century in the US of A that allowed for high incidence of disease

Increase in population and size while the health activities stayed stationary.

Yes I know this is a shitty card...

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What did the incidence of disease increase with

increased immigration

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When was european immigration the highest

following the Civil War

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When did westward expansion occur

post-civil war

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Where did african-americans move to following the civil war

north

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Where did the asians immigrate to

gold fields
-how do you think Kody got the last name Au

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Why were local health agencies formed

In response to increased populations

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When was the federal health agency formed and why

1798
-to serve merchant seamen that did not have permanent homes

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What was the marine hospital fund

established by first congress
-physicians in each port to care for seamen

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What did the marine hospital service become

US Public Health Service -1912

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What was the port quarantine act of 1878

due to yellow fever outbreaks
-immigration restricted to ports, physicians could control local outbreaks

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Who directs the US Public Health Service

The surgeon general

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What is the USPHS

dedicated to exploration of disease in laboratory and field
-responsible for examination of all immigrants on ellis island

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What was the Social security act of 1935

-response to Great Depression
-provided funding for health protection and promotion
-provided money to poor, elderly, disabled, unemployed
-funding for priority diseases

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What is the history of medicare

1945- Truman asked congress for a national health plan
1965- Johnson signed medicare into law