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Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology

Raj Bhopal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199543144
eISBN:
9780191723995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the science that underpins health and health care, and is concerned with the pattern, frequency, and causes of disease. This book describes and illustrates epidemiology and its ... More


Introduction

Kerri A. Inglis

in Ma'i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834845
eISBN:
9780824871383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834845.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter considers the role of disease—and in particular leprosy—on Hawaiian history. Biological exchange has always been a consequence of people's interactions with one another. ... More


Epidemiology of Spina Bifida

Adrian Sandler

in Living with Spina Bifida: A Guide for Families and Professionals

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855478
eISBN:
9781469604626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867860_sandler.8
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter shows that spina bifida, to a very large extent, is a preventable condition. This statement may come as a surprise to some, but then in previous decades it would have been equally ... More


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