THOMAS FRANCIS JR., M.D.
Although based on well recognized modes of action, clinical epidemiology as a scientific concept has but recently evolved.1, 2 It has its origins, on the one hand, in the type of epidemiology which interests itself not only in the manner in which an epidemic arises but also in the varying characteristics of the epidemic disease in the affected individuals. On the other hand, its roots extend, as Paul2 has pointed out, into the heart of family practice where the physician dealing primarily with the sick individual attempts to study the patient in relation to his familial or communal setting.
FRANCIS T. EPIDEMIC INFLUENZA: STUDIES IN CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:915–922. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-6-915
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(6):915-922.
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