Summary and Info
"A great anthology. . . Discussions by the compilers are valuable."-Annals of Internal Medicine "By publishing this book the Pan American Health Organization has done a big favor to those of us with an interest in the key events which have contributed to the development of epidemiology."-The Lancet Edited by four eminent epidemiologists, this book consolidates, for the first time, a core of landmark articles on the evolution, scope and limitations, uses, and prospects of epidemiology. An outstanding feature of the book is the inclusion of the editors' assessments of the realm of epidemiology, where it is and where it should be going. It represents a useful tool for both students and practicing professionals and provides a much-needed frame of reference for reorienting the practice of epidemiology. The book is a collection of 91 articles, grouped in five sections. The first two sections deal with the historical evolution of the discipline and sections 3 and 4 address the application of epidemiology. Finally, section 5 offers the editors views on epidemiology's future.