PHEAST

Achievements

Achievements in Public Health

1872

APHA

The American Public Health Association was founded.

1928

Sir Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming receives the Nobel Prize from King Gustaf V of Sweden

Penicillin was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming

1944

Sunscreen

Benjamin Green invents the first consumer based sunscreen product.

1969

Surgeon General

Congress passed an Act requiring warning labels on cigarettes.

1985

Crash Dummies

Crash dummies Vince and Larry taught Americans about the importance of using a seat belt.

1990

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Labeling and Education Act is passed.

2001

Attack

CDC's bioterrorism plans were put into action in response to anthrax attack in the U.S.