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Vital Statistics: William Farr and the Creation of a System

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on William Farr. In the latter half of the 19th century, both the concept of environment and the numerical approach to the understanding of related public health problems were ... More


Contagion, Infection, and the Idea of Specific Agents

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the historical development of the notion of transmissible infection. In the late 18th century, developments in the field of infection began to tail off. The great and ... More


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