Royal Institute of Public Health
Royal Institute of Public Health merged in 2008 with the Royal Society for Health to form Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
The institute was the amalgamation of a few societies.
The Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health was an English society of metropolitan Medical Officer for Health established on 3 April 1856. In 1869 "Metropolitan" was dropped from the title, and in 1873 it became the Society of Medical Officers of Health, and in 1989 it became the Society of Public Health.
In 1886 the Association of Medical Men Possessing a Qualification in Sanitary Science was founded. In 1892 it became the British Institute of Public Health (BIPH), which gained royal patronage in 1897 and became the Royal Institute of Public Health (RIPH).
In 1903 the Institute of Hygiene was founded. In 1937, it merged with the RIPH to become the Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene.
In 1997 the Society of Public Health merged in, and it was renamed to Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene and Society of Public Health (RIPHH)
In October 2008 the RIPH merged with the RSH to form the new Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
Past presidents include:
- Public Health (journal). Public Health is now owned by Royal Society for Public Health.
- Anne Hardy (2003). "Public health and the expert: the London Medical Officers of Health, 1856-1900". Government and Expertise: Specialists, Administrators and Professionals. p. 130. ISBN 0-521-53450-X.
- Michael Warren, 1850-1899, A Chronology of State Medicine, Public Health, Welfare and Related Services in Britain: 1066 - 1999. ISBN 1-900273-06-3
- Data for Societies Founded from 1850 to 1859
- Archives of the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene at the Wellcome Library
- Royal Society for Public Health
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