This book provides an historical overview of epidemiology and its evolution. This book includes a section of conceptual chapters, including chapters on the relation of concepts to causes, the concept of environment, and numeracy in epidemiology. It then discusses history more specifically, with chapters on the French Enlightenment, the British Sanitary Movement, bacteriology, and germ theory. It concludes with a section on epidemiology as it emerged into an academic discipline, after World War II, and discusses future directions for the field.
|Print publication date: 2009||Print ISBN-13: 9780195300666|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.001.0001|