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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


On the Mode of the Communication of Cholera

Philip N. Johnson-Laird

in How We Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199551330
eISBN:
9780191701580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551330.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores how Dr. John Snow reasoned in solving the puzzle of cholera's mode of communication. His reasoning was the secret that led him to discover the mechanism of cholera's ... More


Introduction

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter defines key terms such as health, population, and population health; states the objectives and uses of population health; identifies its constituent arts and sciences; and ... More


Introduction

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

The introduction situates epidemiology as an analytical framework, and demonstrates the power of epidemiology to reorganize national, economic, and geopolitical boundaries around Western etiologies ... More


Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health

Mark Monmonie

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the role of maps as graphic propaganda for public health: from John Snow’s map of the infamous Broad (now Broadwick) Street pump in London’s Soho, first created during the ... More


Empirical: Epidemiology

Peter V. Rabins

in The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the application of the empirical method to the study of causality by focusing on epidemiology. The word “epidemiology” shares a common root with the word “epidemic,” and ... More


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