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Furthering the Epidemiology of Social Gradients and Disease: Goldberger and Sydenstricker

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/9780195300666.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the contributions of Joseph Goldberger and Edgar Sydenstricker to the development of social epidemiology. In the United States, an extraordinary data-based series of ... More


The Impact of Improved Nutrition on Disease Prevention

Richard D. Semba

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/9780195150698.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 20th century, major progress was made in the near elimination of many nutritional deficiencies disorders in the United States such as rickets, pellagra, iodine deficiency, infantile scurvy, ... More


The development of epidemiology: the United States of America

Warren Winkelstein Jr and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor

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/9780198569541.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the development of epidemiology in North America. It suggests that one of the most important reasons for the growth in funding of epidemiology in the USA after the Second World ... 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


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