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The importance of the past in public health
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    History of public health: the role of exemplars

    Dear Editor

    “The further back you look, the further forward you can see”. These words of Winston Churchill are the compelling reason for backing Berridge and Gorsky’s,[1] and Scally and Womack’s[2] calls for more attention to public health history.

    The lessons I have learnt from history are that my work is part of a long tradition, that many others have struggled with the same type of challenges th...

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