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Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution

Author: William G Rothstein
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2003.
Series: Rochester studies in medical history.
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Describes the evolution of a concept that has become central to public health and medical thought: the risk factor. The risk factor concept has been controversial because of its statistical methodology, its multifactorial concept of disease etiology, and its effect on the economic interests of commercial, professional, and health organisations. The author uses nontechnical language to guide readers through a wide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Rothstein
ISBN: 1580461271 9781580461276
OCLC Number: 51511681
Description: xiii, 466 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The origins of probability and statistics --
Censuses and vital statistics --
Statistical analyses of medical and social data --
Life insurance and the risk factor --
Cultural and environmental influences on urban mortality rates --
The germ theory and health education in diphtheria and tuberculosis control --
Health education and infant mortality in New York City --
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company health education programs --
Early twentieth-century mortality trends and rheumatic heart disease --
The early years of the coronary heart disease epidemic --
Causes, correlations, and the etiology of disease --
Cigarette smoking and statistical correlations --
Blood pressure and the benefits of treatment --
The Framingham heart study and the risk factor --
Theories of the causes of coronary heart disease --
The diet-heart hypothesis --
Dietary recommendations and guidelines --
The secular decline in the coronary heart disease epidemic.
Series Title: Rochester studies in medical history.
Responsibility: William G. Rothstein.
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