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The Development of Modern Epidemiology

Edited by Walter W. Holland, Jørn Olsen and Charles du V. Florey

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780198569541
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191724077 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.001.0001
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This book marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). It is a compendium by the world's leading epidemiologists of how the field has developed, and how it can be (and has been) applied to the control of common conditions and threats to public health. Five distinct sections detail through the wealth of material. The first section gives an historical account of the concepts and ideas, and current importance of epidemiology to global health issues and to organisations such as the WHO. The second section illustrates the advances and contributions to epidemiologic knowledge and the control of disease in specific areas such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, tuberculosis, maternal and child health, non-biologic disorders such as war and disasters, and new infectious diseases. The next section outlines the use of epidemiology in areas such as public health, health services, occupational and environmental medicine, and social epidemiology and nutrition. Section Four discusses methodological developments such as statistics, information sources, investigation of disease outbreaks, and clinical epidemiology. The final section looks at how the subject has developed internationally, with perspectives on regions such as the Americas, Poland, Spain, Eastern Mediterranean, New Zealand, China, Thailand, and Japan. This insight into how epidemiology has developed is essential reading for both existing and aspiring epidemiologists, as well as public health practitioners and health managers.

Keywords: epidemiology; International Epidemiological Association; public health; WHO; disease control; social epidemiology; clinical epidemiology; statistics; health services

Book.  472 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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Introduction in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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Setting the scene (largely from the UK point of view) in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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Epidemiology and world health in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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Development of the epidemiology of cancer in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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Cardiovascular disease epidemiology in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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Chronic respiratory disease epidemiology in The Development of Modern Epidemiology

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