The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Hardcover | May 5, 2007

EditorWalter W Holland, Jorn Olsen, Charles du V. Florey

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This book marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). It is a unique 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 andthreats to public health. Five distinct sections guide the reader through the wealth of material:DT 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.DT 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.DT Outlines the use of epidemiology in areas such as public health, health services, occupational and environmental medicine, social epidemiology and nutrition.DT Discusses methodological developments such as statistics, information sources, investigation of disease outbreaks and clinical epidemiology.DT 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 remarkable insight into how epidemiology has developed is essential reading for both existing and aspiring epidemiologists.

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This book marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). It is a unique 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 andthreats to public health. Five distinct section...

Walter Holland is the former President of the International Epidemiological Association and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He was awarded the Europe et Medicine Prize by the Institute des Sciences de la Sante in 1994 and the Alwyn Smith Prize medal of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine in 1994. His major research interests ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.26 inPublished:May 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - History and setting the scene1. Walter W Holland, Charles Florey and Jorn Olsen: Introduction2. John Pemberton: Setting the scene (largely from the UK point of view)3. Alfredo Morabia: Epidemiological methods and concepts in the nineteenth century and their influences on the twentieth century4. Rodolfo Saracci: Epidemiological concepts pre-1950 and their relation to work in the second half of the century5. Colin Mathers: Epidemiology and world health5. Colin Mathers: Epidemiology and world health6. Richard Doll: Development of the epidemiology of cancer8. Frank E. Speizer and Ira B. Tager: Chronic respiratory disease epidemiology8. Frank E Speizer and Ira B Tager: Chronic respiratory disease epidemiology9. Rebecca Fuhrer and Lee Robins: The epidemiological study of mental disorders since the beginning of the twentieth century11. Haroutune K. Armenian: Epidemiology in war and disasters11. Haroutune K Armenian: Epidemiology in war and disasters13. George W Comstock: Tuberculosis13. George W Comstock: Tuberculosis14. Richard H Morrow and William J Moss: Malaria14. Richard H. Morrow and William J. Moss: Malaria16. Kerr L. White: Health services research and epidemiology16. Kerr L White: Health services research and epidemiology18. Mervyn Susser and Landon Myer: Social epidemiologySection 4 - Methodology19. Basil S Hetzel: Nutritional epidemiology19. Basil S Hetzel: Nutritional epidemiology20. Olli S Miettinen: Theoretical developments22. Manolis Kogevinas: Data sources and their utilisation22. Manolis Kogevinas: Data sources and their utilizationSection 5 - Regions and countries24. Eduardo L. Franco, Salaheddin Mahmud and Andrew G. Dean: Epidemiological methods: a view from the Americas24. Eduardo L Franco, Salaheddin M Mahmud and Andrew G Dean: Epidemiological methods: a view from the Americas26. Adetokunbo O. Lucas: Epidemiology methods, a view from Africa26. Adetokunbo O Lucas: Epidemiology methods: a view from Africa28. Mohamed H Wahdan and Ahmed Mandil: Epidemiological methods, a view from East Mediterranean28. Mohamed H Wahdan and Ahmed Mandil: Epidemiological methods: a view from East Mediterranean29. Yu Shun-Zhang: Epidemiological methods: a view from China30. Chitr Sitthi-amorn: Development of modern epidemiology in the East31. Kunio Aoki and Itsuzo Shigematsu: Epidemiology methods: a view from North Asia/Japan33. Warren Winkelstein, Jr. and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor: The development of epidemiology: United States of America33. Warren Winkelstein, Jr. and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor: The development of epidemiology: the United States of America34. Polandi. Miroslaw J Wysocki and Jan E Zejda: Development of epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in Polandii. Epidemiology, prevention and control of infectious diseases in Poland in the twentieth century35. Arpo Aromaa: Epidemiology and public health in Finland and Scandinavia - development and current state37. Francisco Bolumar: The development of epidemiology: Spain

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"This book needs to be in every academic library and on every scholar's shelf. It is a unique contribution only discussed in isolated chapters of domain-specific books...This is a great summary of the field."--Doody's "If an epidemiologist would like to be a wise one, in particular for young epidemiologists, this book is essential. If you read one of the parts described by great epidemiologists, your work must be changed."--Journal of Epidemiology