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Distinguished contributors from the fields of rheumatology and epidemiology met in a conference on the state of knowledge in each field, profitable research opportunities and research strategies, and required resources. The conference, which resulted in this illuminating book, will interest students of all diseases. The causes of all chronic diseases can be approached with epidemiologic methods. Descriptive epidemiology helps generate causal hypotheses, and analytical epidemiology tests those causal hypotheses by examining distributions in populations and by case-control studies. The sophistication of study designs and analytical methods has improved remarkably in the past 20 years; there is a danger in becoming
Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-290_1
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