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Author Morabia, Alfredo, author.

Title Enigmas of health and disease : how epidemiology helps unravel scientific mysteries / Alfredo Morabia.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (297 pages)
Note Adaptation of: Santé / Alfredo Morabia, 2011.
Contents Table of Contents; Preface to the English Edition; Prologue: A Science Named Epidemiology; 1. Comparing Groups and the Fifth Dimension; 2. People, Bugs, and Epidemics; 3. Plague's Shark Teeth and Seamen's Enigmatic Exhaustion; 4. The Mystery of the Blue Death; 5. The Numerical Method; 6. Eugenics, Oysters, Sour Skin, and Breast Cancer; 7. Tobacco and Health: The Great Controversy; 8. Daily Life Mysteries and Epidemiology; 9. Is This Treatment Dangerous for Health?; 10. Does the Treatment Work?; 11. What Is the Optimal Medical Decision?; 12. Health Risk or Health Benefit?
13. Is This Screening Useful?14. Group Comparisons Also Fail; 15. Epidemiologic Literacy and "Earthly Self-Realization"; 16. Beyond Epidemiology; Epilogue: The End of Epidemiology?; Appendix 1: Interaction of Causes; Appendix 2: Odds Ratio and Risk Ratio; Appendix 3: Why Cohort and Case-Control Studies Concur; Appendix 4: Where Do the Cases of Lung Cancer Come From?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-258) and index.
Subject Epidemiologists.
Epidemiology -- Philosophy.
Epidemiology. (OCoLC)fst00914091
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
MEDICAL -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Morabia, Alfredo. Enigmas of Health and Disease : How Epidemiology Helps Unravel Scientific Mysteries. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2014 9780231168854
ISBN 9780231537674 (ebook)
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