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Author Rothstein, William G
Title Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution / William G. Rothstein
Imprint Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2003
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA427.3 R847 2003    AVAILABLE  -  30530000829218
Descript xiii, 466 p. ; 24 cm
Series Rochester studies in medical history, 1526-2715
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-454) and index
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
Subject Health risk assessment -- History
Health behavior -- History
Medicine, Preventive -- History
Coronary heart disease -- Risk factors -- History
Public Health -- history
Risk Factors
Coronary Disease -- prevention & control
History of Medicine, 20th Cent
Life Style
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