The Perspective
Milestones & Memories

A New Perspective on Public Health

In 1962, no one could imagine 2 million people living in the Las Vegas valley, a disease like AIDS could even exist, illnesses like tuberculosis would not yet be eradicated or that today’s younger generation would be at risk for having shorter and less healthy lives than those of their parents for the first time in modern history. Read more.

Public Health Flashback: Ellen Spears

Ellen Spears has a stack of old health district employee identification cards that date back to 1982. The cards look like the old Nevada driver’s licenses or UNLV student ID cards. Her last name was Mason then, her hair was long and her position was listed as ‘sanitarian aide’ on the first cards. Read more.

In Memoriam

With great sadness, we report the death of our first Chief Health Officer, Otto Hakon Ravenholt, MD. Read more.

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