Carl L. Anderson : life and contributions to public health and health education Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study of the life and career of Dr. Carl Leonard Anderson was to recount his professional contributions to the field of health and relate these to public health and health education. The major emphasis of this study concerned Dr. Anderson's professional life. The accomplishment of the study depended upon (1) primary source material such as taped interviews, personal communications, and questionnaires provided by Dr. Anderson, his family, and his professional associates; and (2) secondary sources including books, newspapers, theses, and other publications related to historical research. Ironwood, a small mining town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was Carl Leonard Anderson's home during his formative years. He was born on February 28, 1901, to Swedish immigrant parents. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating in the upper two percent of his class in 1928. He taught for two years at a high school in Grosse Ile, Michigan, and returned to the University of Michigan to complete master's and doctoral degrees in public health. Carl Anderson worked for public health departments in Michigan until 1935, when he left public health for the classroom. He was chairman of the Department of Physiology, Public Health and Hygiene at Utah State University for ten years; a professor of Biological Science at Michigan State University for four years; and head of the Department of Health at Oregon State University for 22 years. Dr. Anderson believes that no one can take from an individual the gratification of a life of service, dedicated to the betterment of humanity. This belief was exemplified throughout his professional life by the many official and voluntary health organizations he served, including the Oregon Heart Association, the Oregon State Department of Education, and the Oregon State Department of Human Resources, Health Division. He also served as a member and chairman of numerous committees in national, regional, and state professional organizations. Dr. Anderson's contributions to such organizations as the state and regional affiliates of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, and the American Public Health Association were extensive. He received several honors and awards including the Oregon Heart Association's Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1969, and an Honorary Life Membership Award from the Oregon Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1965. In 1972, shortly after his retirement, he received the Distinguished Professor Award at Oregon State University. Among Dr. Anderson's greatest professional contributions to the fields of public health and health education are the four textbooks he wrote. They have been used by a quarter of a million readers throughout the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and other parts of the world by schools, colleges and universities, public health organizations, and schools of medicine and nursing. His accomplishments through his teaching, volunteer work, and administration are recognized by leaders- of his generation in the health profession. Documentary evidence and professional citations lend support to the conclusion that Carl L. Anderson was an important contributor to the development of the field of health.
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