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Eras in Epidemiology
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Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

Abstract

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.

Keywords: evolution of epidemiology, concept of environment, numeracy, French Enlightenment, British Sanitary Movement, bacteriology, germ theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mervyn Susser, contributor

Zena Stein, contributor

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