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Introduction

T. Kue Young

in Population Health

Second edition

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195158540
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864379 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter defines key terms such as health, population, and population health; states the objectives and uses of population health; identifies its constituent arts and sciences; and reviews its history and future prospects.

Keywords: epidemiology; demography; public health; John Snow; Ignaz Semmelweis; James Lind; Joseph Goldberger

Chapter.  9659 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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