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Epidemiology's 350th Anniversary: 1662-2012.
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PMID:  23377087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Between 1600 and 1700, sudden, profound, and multifarious changes occurred in philosophy, science, medicine, politics, and society. In an extremely convulsed century, these profound and convergent upheavals produced the equivalent of a cultural big bang, which opened a new domain of knowledge acquisition based on population thinking and group comparisons. In 1662, when John Graunt applied-for the first time-the new approach to the analysis of causes of death in London, he gave epidemiology a singular date of birth. This was exactly 350 years ago.
Alfredo Morabia
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1531-5487     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York, NY, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.
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