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We are advised in the introduction to this book that it is about both the history and the "demography" of disease, which sheds "light on the conditional causes of diseases, and likewise illuminates the significance of preventive prophylactic measures." It is extremely disappointing, therefore, as one reads further, to discover that the author, a renowned pathologist, has been almost totally unable to see disease like an epidemiologist. He has promised more than he delivered and remains a pathologist.
The first part of the book is on infectious diseases and makes the grievous error of organizing the diseases by type of
The History and Geography of Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1122. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1122
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