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Dietary Policy, Controversy, and Proof: Doing Something versus Waiting for the Definitive Evidence

Karin Garrety

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.19
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The view that a healthy diet was low in fats and high in carbohydrates became mainstream and widely accepted during the second half of the 20th century. But discussions about diet, disease, and ... More


Cardiovascular disease epidemiology

Henry Blackburn

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Formal epidemiological research in cardiovascular diseases took several forms, beginning in 1948. The ... More


Precarious Evidence: Sojourner Truth and the Matthias Scandal

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

in Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830864
eISBN:
9781469605791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887738_delombard.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Unitarian minister and abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway's anecdote of the 4 July 1854 Framingham Grove gathering captures the testimonial posture that authorized the morally upright slave witness, ... More


Who Was This Man?

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 introduces the broad context of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which Crispus Attucks lived, describes the events of the Boston Massacre, and assesses what we know about Attucks’s ... More


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