- the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease.
Origin of epidemiology
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Examples from the Web for epidemiology
For an article in the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, the author must fork over $650 for “handling.”No, Stem Cells Don't Cause Autism
September 11, 2014
Cuse: From a story standpoint, I felt the critical goal in the first part of the show was to focus on the epidemiology.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
The epidemiology of polio is simple to understand—as simple as seeing the inevitability of the major crisis we have before us.U.N. Calls Middle East Polio Outbreak ‘Greatest Polio Challenge in History’
April 9, 2014
Epidemiology of Gestational Weight Gain and Body Weight Changes After Pregnancy.Will I Get Fat? 15 Signs You'll Gain Weight
November 10, 2011
They concern the surgeon mainly, and from the point of view of epidemiology are unimportant.The Dwelling House
George Vivian Poore
The work of the modern fathers of epidemiology was consciously based on Hippocrates.The Legacy of Greece
It is in this chapter that the epidemiology comes into closest contact with social and economic history.
Its place is indeed unique among epidemic diseases; it is the oldest and most obdurate of all the problems in epidemiology.
He saw that influenza was the crux of epidemiology, and paid special attention to it.
- the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
Word Origin and History for epidemiology
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
- The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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