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Two Revolutions

Stephen J. Kunitz

in The Health of Populations: General Theories and Practical Realities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195308075
eISBN:
9780199863846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308075.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The two revolutions of this chapter's title are the Industrial Revolution that began in England in the late 18th century, and the Epistemological Revolution that is conventionally attributed to the ... More


Epidemiology Emerges: Early Theories and Debating Determinants of Disease Distribution—Poison, Filth, Class, & Race (1600–1900) Early Theories and Debating Determinants of Disease Distribution—Poison, Filth, Class, & Race (1600–1900) Bodies Count: Epidemiology Emerges as a Self-Defined Scientific Discipline

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 3 analyzes epidemiology's emergence as a self-designated discipline in early modern Europe. It discusses how epidemiologic thinking was revolutionized by: (1) acceptance of numerical methods ... More


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