Journal of Hygiene Science
The Stanier Institute introduces Journal of Hygiene Science, a quarterly A Journal of Reflective Practice Linking Hygiene to Health.
Please enjoy the first edition - April 2009.
What is Hygiene
Hygiene was originally meant to study and create the conditions most conducive to normal functioning of the human body. These described the practical considerations of food, drink, sleep, exercise and everyday needs. As important as these requirements are to the present day, the advances of science have assumed the scope of depth and breadth to explore the scientific criteria of Hygiene. These implicate the disciplines of immunology, microbiology, parasitology, entomology, pharmacology, toxicology, and environmental health including geography, topography, and engineering, all with a view to limit, inhibit, or block sources and characteristics that deter from normal living. The aspirations of Hygiene are intended to be proactive more than reactive with prevention as the key element, while the modern context as Hygiene Science has its common denominator in maintaining a healthy and safe life.
Hygiene, in its classical view, comes from common sense and flowered at the time of the Greco-Roman physician Galen. The modern day Galen should be well rounded, yet ready to learn from others as did Galen in his time. Through the theme of environment and health, the data of Hygiene Science, from basic and applied aspects, require a penetrating appraisal so that the essential common sense will prevail. Today, Hygiene is expressed through the eyes of specialists but also makes use of broad analyses for visualizing the countering of existing and foreseeable problems.
Encourage those in the Health Field to pursue higher education and research in Hygiene Science, and activities that counteract infectious and toxicological parameters of disease.