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Main Title Investigating disease patterns : the science of epidemiology /
Author Stolley, Paul D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lasky, Tamar.
Publisher Scientific American Library : Distributed by W.H. Freeman,
Year Published 1995
OCLC Number 32351907
ISBN 0716750589; 9780716750581
Subjects Epidemiology ; Epidemiology--History ; Epidemiologic Methods ; Disease Outbreaks--History ; Epidemiologie ; Wetenschappelijke technieken ; Geschichte
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  RA651.S75 1995 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2014
Collation x, 242 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index.
Contents Notes
Preface -- 1. Epidemics and science -- 2. The beginnings of epidemiology -- 3. Lung cancer: new methods of studying disease -- 4. Heart disease: untangling the risk factors -- 5. Hazards in the environment: finding "safe" levels -- 6. Medicines that backfire -- 7. Screening populations: costs, risks, and benefits -- 8. Health care services: what works? -- 9. The future of disease and epidemiology -- Further readings -- Sources of illustrations -- Index. This book shows undergraduates and general readers how epidemiologists investigate the outbreak and spread of contagious diseases and how they deal with threats to health such as heart disease, cancer, and environmental and occupational illnesses. Traces the field from its beginnings in the 17th century to modern times, and discusses the workings of the health care system and aspects including advertising campaigns and surgical procedures.