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Author Susser, Mervyn.
Title Eras in epidemiology : the evolution of ideas / Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Author Susser, Mervyn.
Subject Epidemiology -- History.
Alt Name Stein, Zena.
Description 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The authors trace the evolution of epidemiological ideas from earliest times to the present, starting with the early concepts of magic and the humours of Hippocrates and moving through the dawn of observational methods, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution up to the development of eco-epidemiology.
Note Print version record.
Contents The scope and purposes of epidemiology -- The relation of concepts to causes in epidemiology -- The concept of environment -- Numeracy in epidemiology -- The French enlightenment, epidemiology and public health -- The British sanitary movement : Edwin Chadwick -- Vital statistics : William Farr and the creation of a system -- Contagion, infection, and the idea of specific agents -- Origins of a national public health system -- Germ theory, infection, and bacteriology -- The concept of host and immunity -- Epidemiology fully harnessed to public health: New York
Evolution and genetics: Darwin and Galton -- Furthering the epidemiology of social gradients and disease: Goldberger and Sydenstricker -- Epidemiology after World War II: new times, new problems, new players -- The expanded epidemiology team: social scientists and statisticians join epidemiologists in social surveys -- The arsenal of observational methods in epidemiology: classical designs, the fourfold table, cohort and case-control studies
Epidemiologic experiments: natural and contrived -- New designs and models -- Social science in epidemiology -- Epidemiologists and geneticists: a developing detente -- Infectious disease epidemiology: beyond bacteria -- Human immunodeficiency virus and the role of women: the new challenge -- Choosing a future for epidemiology: I. eras and paradigms -- Choosing a future for epidemiology: II. from black box to Chinese boxes and eco-epidemiology -- The eco- in eco-epidemiology.
ISBN 9780199863754 (ebook)
019986375X (ebook)
OCLC # 646049743
Additional Format Print version 9780195300666

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