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Those clinicians who are interested in understanding the concepts and methods of epidemiologists will find this one of the first books that bridges the long-persisting communication gap in a clear, concise, and easy-to-read manner.
Here the mystery and complexity surrounding epidemiology are illuminated and simplified. And the epidemiologist likewise will be pleased, since the major principles, definitions, and explanations of their specialty are sound, widely understood, and accepted.
The first of the 14 fairly short chapters deals with the fundamentals of epidemiology, including basic measurements, the observations applied, and the various types of studies (such as descriptive, case/control, experimental) that
Primer of Epidemiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:716–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-716_3
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