Challenge of Epidemiology: Issues and Selected Readings by C. Buck, A. Llopis

By C. Buck, A. Llopis

"A nice anthology. . . Discussions by way of the compilers are valuable."-Annals of inner drugs "By publishing this booklet the Pan American future health association has performed an incredible opt to these folks with an curiosity within the key occasions which have contributed to the advance of epidemiology."-The Lancet Edited through 4 eminent epidemiologists, this e-book consolidates, for the 1st time, a center of landmark articles at the evolution, scope and obstacles, makes use of, and customers of epidemiology. a good function of the booklet is the inclusion of the editors' exams of the area of epidemiology, the place it's and the place it's going to be going. It represents a useful gizmo for either scholars and practising execs and offers a much-needed body of reference for reorienting the perform of epidemiology. The booklet is a set of ninety one articles, grouped in 5 sections. The first sections care for the ancient evolution of the self-discipline and sections three and four deal with the appliance of epidemiology. ultimately, part five deals the editors perspectives on epidemiology's destiny.

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This is what makes them real investiga- Discussions 17 tors. Baker, for instance, was not happy with an explanation that didn’t fit his observations of colic in England, so he started to investigate. Casal did the same thing. All of them, I think, except VillermC. Villerme is something different from the others in the sense that his work was more of an observation of the social and political context. BUCK: By the way, I suddenly realized we have overlooked Semmelweis, haven’t we? LLOPIS: His investigations of childbed fever made in a Vienna maternity clinic in 1846 constitute a solid piece of epidemiological research.

Although the symptoms of this disease are many and cruel, as will soon be seen, only one of them is given the common name: a terrible scab that, though at first only reddens the affected spot and covers it with a somewhat rough crust, eventually degenerates into an extremely dry, rough, and blackish scab, broken by deep cracks that penetrate to the living flesh and produce acute pain, a burning sensation, and discomfort. To merit the name of “ma1 de la Rosa,” this malignant crust must be attached only to the metacarpus or metatarsus on the hands or feet, so that no affliction of any kind, appearance, or condition whatever in this region can be given that name if these scabs do not form on the aforesaid parts.

I am informed it was principally oranges which so speedily and surprisingly recovered Lord Anson’s people at the island of Tinian, of which that noble, brave and experienced commander was so sensible that before he left the island one man was ordered on shore from each mess to lay in a stock of them for their future security. . Perhaps one history more may suffice to put this out of doubt. “In the first voyage made to the East Indies on account of the English East India Company there were employed four ships commanded by Captain James Lancaster, their General, viz.

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