Centers for disease control and prevention.

Fifty Years of History

Editor's note: Throughout the last 50 years, the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention has made invaluable contributions to the

field of environmental health. In bringing you a portion of its 50th

Anniversary story, as published in the June 28, 1996 issue of Morbidity

and Mortality Weekly Report, we hope you share our appreciation for the

history of this organization and the impact it has made upon our

dedicated profession.

CDC, an institution synonymous around the world with public health,

[turned] 50 years old on July 1. The Communicable Disease Center was

organized in Atlant