John Snow's legacy: epidemiology without borders.


Fine, P; Victora, CG; Rothman, KJ; Moore, PS; Chang, Y; Curtis, V; Heymann, DL; Slutkin, G; May, RM; Patel, V; Roberts, I; Wortley, R; Torgerson, C; Deaton, A; (2013) John Snow's legacy: epidemiology without borders. Lancet, 381 (9874). pp. 1302-11. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60771-0

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Abstract

This Review provides abstracts from a meeting held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on April 11-12, 2013, to celebrate the legacy of John Snow. They describe conventional and unconventional applications of epidemiological methods to problems ranging from diarrhoeal disease, mental health, cancer, and accident care, to education, poverty, financial networks, crime, and violence. Common themes appear throughout, including recognition of the importance of Snow's example, the philosophical and practical implications of assessment of causality, and an emphasis on the evaluation of preventive, ameliorative, and curative interventions, in a wide variety of medical and societal examples. Almost all self-described epidemiologists nowadays work within the health arena, and this is the focus of most of the societies, journals, and courses that carry the name epidemiology. The range of applications evident in these contributions might encourage some of these institutions to consider broadening their remits. In so doing, they may contribute more directly to, and learn from, non-health-related areas that use the language and methods of epidemiology to address many important problems now facing the world.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Global Mental Health
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 23582396
Web of Science ID: 317351000033
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/790328

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