"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.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
© 1932 Walter Eric Casey, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Public health -- United States
Sanitary engineering -- Methodology
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1068937~S5
Casey, Walter Eric, "The public health engineer's part on a health program" (1932). Professional Degree Theses. 216.