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The Resource Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution, William G. Rothstein

Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution, William G. Rothstein

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Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution
Title
Public health and the risk factor
Title remainder
a history of an uneven medical revolution
Statement of responsibility
William G. Rothstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 array of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century technical developments that are the basis of our current understanding of the risk factor concept
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rothstein, William G
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in medical history,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health risk assessment
  • Health behavior
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Risques pour la santé
  • Habitudes sanitaires
  • Médecine préventive
  • Artères coronaires
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Health behavior
  • Health risk assessment
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Public Health
  • Risk Factors
  • Coronary Disease
  • History, 20th Century
  • Life Style
  • Risikofaktor
  • Forschung
  • Medizin
  • Koronare Herzkrankheit
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Gesundheitsförderung
  • USA
Label
Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution, William G. Rothstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-454) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn223448650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 466 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580466141
Lccn
2003001195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611382902
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 138290
  • 22573/ctt13xxw49
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)223448650
Label
Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution, William G. Rothstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-454) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn223448650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 466 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580466141
Lccn
2003001195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611382902
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 138290
  • 22573/ctt13xxw49
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)223448650

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