Essay on Healthcare Museum

954 Words Apr 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Health Care Museum
Vanessa Garcia
HCS/235
01-21-2014
Sandra Huppenbauer


Healthcare has been and will always be a growing industry from new vaccines to new diseases. We would like to create a non-profit organization and open a Health Care Hall of Fame Museum. In this museum we will have various exhibits that have changed healthcare. I will give you a brief description of five that play a huge role in public health today.
Public Health
Vaccine
First exhibit would be vaccine in the United States. Public health efforts have gained strength as the nation grew toward independence in the 1700s. World’s first vaccine was for smallpox in the 1970’s created by Edward
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By 1920, doctors believed that "normal" deliveries were so rare that interventions should be made during every labor to stop trouble. 1930 The American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecology was established. This is just the for front of the timeline in the healthcare industry. There is a huge time line dating way back that would be great information in a hall of fame museum. To educate the public in birthing and what it has become today.
Government
Third exhibit is how the government plays a huge role in public health. Prior to the great depression dated from 1929-41. United states citizens did not agree that the federal government should have any part with citizen’s health. But during the Great Depression the U.S citizens became desperate since then the governments role in the public health has expanded. Since that accrued two sections from the constitution were taken as allowing the federal government to intervene in the nation’s health. The first is the ability to tax people to provide for the “general welfare.” This allows for the collection of money to be used in support of health programs. Second, the federal government has the ability to regulate commerce. The government can implement policies that limit the personal and property rights of individuals or businesses. This authority allows the rules and regulations of restaurants, sewage and water companies, product and drug safety, and other businesses that sell…

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