Enigmas of Health and Disease

Enigmas of Health and Disease

How Epidemiology Helps Unravel Scientific Mysteries

eBook - 2014
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This book is the principal account of epidemiology's role in the development of effective measures to identify, prevent, and treat diseases. Throughout history, epidemiologists have challenged conventional knowledge, elucidating mysteries of causality and paving the way for remedies. From the outbreak of the bubonic plague, cholera, and cancer to the search for an effective treatment of AIDS and the origins of Alzheimer's disease, epidemiological thought has been crucial in shaping our understanding of population health issues. Alfredo Morabia's lucid retelling sheds new light on t.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 pages)

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