Abstract

"In this work the Public Health Engineer should not be confused with the Sanitary Engineer as the term is commonly used today. The Sanitary Engineer is primarily a designer or builder. He is, in fact, a civil and hydraulic engineer specializing in a rather restricted field, confined for the most part to works relating to municipal water supply and sewage. The Public Health Engineer on the other hand is primarily a student and worker in the field of public health. The range of his activities is wider, and his training and knowledge are of essentially different character. It is not so important that he know how to build a sewer as that he know why sewers are necessary and what results may be anticipated from the discharge of their contents without treatment into a body of water. Trained to think with the clearness and acuracy [sic] of an engineer, he employs as his material the data of physics, chemistry, and biology which underlie the present-day practice of public health"--Introduction, page 7-8.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1932

Pagination

42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes index (page 42).

Rights

© 1932 Walter Eric Casey, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Public health -- United States
Sanitary engineering -- Methodology

Thesis Number

T 603

Print OCLC #

5963229

Electronic OCLC #

660156258

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