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Few physicians or laymen can write clinical narratives that are at once vivid, dramatic, and scientifically sound. Roueché is such a writer. His essays are well-known to readers of The New Yorker and have been published before in collected versions.
Gathered here are 14 previously published accounts of epidemiologic investigations that illustrate the technique of the professional epidemiologist through descriptions of episodes of anthrax, botulism, rabies, salmonellosis, nitrite poisoning, and similar infections and intoxications. Mr. Roueché puts live flesh on the bones of epidemiology in these skillfully written "who-dunits" of medicine.
Recommended to students and physicians for casual but informative
Annals of Epidemiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:1128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1128_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1128.
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