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Fall 2005, Table of Contents

The fall 2005 issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine takes you to Central Africa, Thailand and other global hotspots for emerging diseases. Learn about 10 inexpensive public health interventions that are proven to save lives, why the 21st century workplace isn't as safe as you think, how an ophthalmologist revolutionized smallpox research, disaster relief and other areas. Plus: Other public health news.
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Disease Forecasting

Can public health experts use chickens, hunters or satellites to anticipate—and avert—the world's next pandemic?

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Prologues: The Other Al Sommer

Alfred Sommer may be forever linked with vitamin A, but his contributions to global health do not end there.

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Ten Cheap Ways to Save the World

Pit latrines, sunflower oil, insecticide-treated bednets... When it comes to public health, lives are often saved—or dramatically improved—by things that cost the least.

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Cell Suicide

Every cell in the human body is programmed to self-destruct. Unlocking the mysteries of cell death could lead to new ways to preserve human life.

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Labor Pains

Cubicles, nail salons and industrialized farms—the American workplace has undergone fundamental changes in recent decades and so has the field of occupational health.

Online Extras

Editor's Note

Musings on transitions, large and small


Science meets the spiritual; gender warfare; and SARS revisited.

News Briefs

The new dean, on crossing Wolfe Street; putting child survival back on the map; clues to the causes of autism; spending more and getting less in American healthcare; and other news briefs.


Protecting human rights in D.C. prisons; plus more faculty and student achievements.

Open Mike

In his inaugural column for the magazine, Dean Michael J. Klag reflects on the power of public health.

Magazine Staff

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