The Journal turns 100 years old
In 2021 and 2022, the Pan American Journal of Public Health will undertake several initiatives to commemorate its first century, a special celebration that precedes the 120th anniversary of the Pan American Health Organization and its continuous work promoting health in the Americas.
Among the contents offered to regional authorities in the first Pan American Health Bulletin, published in 1922, was a list of cases and deaths from contagious diseases such as cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, exanthematic typhus and yellow fever, along with information on treatment and prevention. This first publication shows the vision held by the Member States of the then Pan American Sanitary Bureau to create a pathway for the exchange of scientific information that could respond to the changing conditions and needs faced by the Region. In contrast to the time when the article "Differential Diagnosis and Extirpation of Smallpox" (1922) was published, today the Journal receives more than...