A Historical Introduction To Mathematical Modeling Of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers In Epidemiology by Ivo M. FoppaA Historical Introduction To Mathematical Modeling Of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers In Epidemiology by Ivo M. Foppa

A Historical Introduction To Mathematical Modeling Of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers In…

byIvo M. Foppa

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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A Historical Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers in Epidemiologyoffers step-by-step help on how to navigate the important historical papers on the subject, beginning in the 18th century. The book carefully, and critically, guides the reader through seminal writings that helped revolutionize the field.

With pointed questions, prompts, and analysis, this book helps the non-mathematician develop their own perspective, relying purely on a basic knowledge of algebra, calculus, and statistics. By learning from the important moments in the field, from its conception to the 21st century, it enables readers to mature into competent practitioners of epidemiologic modeling.



  • Presents a refreshing and in-depth look at key historical works of mathematical epidemiology
  • Provides all the basic knowledge of mathematics readers need in order to understand the fundamentals of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases
  • Includes questions, prompts, and answers to help apply historical solutions to modern day problems
Ivo Foppa studied medicine in Bern, Switzerland (1981-87) and received his doctorate in medicine in 1991. Between 1988 and 1994, he worked as a resident in various hospitals in Switzerland and as an epidemiologist at the University of Bern. In 1994, he received a fellowship from the Swiss Science Foundation for training in epidemiology...
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Title:A Historical Introduction To Mathematical Modeling Of Infectious Diseases: Seminal Papers In…Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128022604

ISBN - 13:9780128022603

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Table of Contents

  1. D. Bernoulli: A pioneer of epidemiologic modeling (1760)
  2. P. D. En Ko An early transmission model (1889)
  3. W.H. Hamer (1906) and H. Soper (1929): Why diseases come and go
  4. W. O. Kermack and A. G. McKendrick: A seminal contribution to the mathematical theory of epidemics (1927)
  5. R. Ross (1910, 1911) and G. MacDonald (1952) on the persistence of malaria
  6. M. Bartlett (1949), N.T. Bailey (1950,1953) and P. Whittle (1955): Pioneers of stochastic transmission models
  7. O. Diekmann, J. Heesterbeek, and J. A. Metz (1991) and P. Van den Driessche and J. Watmough (2002): The spread of infectious diseases in heterogeneous populations