Handbook of Epidemiology

Editors: Ahrens, Wolfgang, Pigeot, Iris (Eds.)

  • Each chapter is written by one or more leading scientists in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the field
  • Bridges the gap between standard textbook and dispersed journal article publications
  • There is no competing book at this level
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About this book

When I was learning epidemiology nearly 50 years ago, there was barely one suitable textbook and a handful of specialized monographs to guide me. Information and ideas in journals were pretty sparse too. That all began to change about 25 years ago and soon we had a plethora of books to consider when deciding on something to recommend to students at every level from beginners to advanced postgraduates. This one is different from all the others. There has never been a single source of detailed descriptive accounts and informed discussions of all the essential aspects of practical epidemiology, written by experts and intended as a desk reference for mature epidemiologists who are in practice, probably already specializing in a particular ?eld, but in need of current information and ideas about every aspect of the state of the art and science. Without a work like this, it is dif?cult to stay abreast of the times. A comprehensive current overview like this where each chapter is written by acknowledged experts chosen from a rich international pool of talent and expertise makes the task considerably easier.

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"The book represents a comprehensive reference source on practical epidemiology. … the handbook covers a very wide spectrum of problems and is a very good reference material." (Tanya Kostova-Vassilevska, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1094 (20), 2006)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Epidemiology

    Wolfgang Ahrens, Klaus Krickeberg, Iris Pigeot

    Pages 1-40

  • Basic Concepts

    Kenneth J. Rothman, Sander Greenland

    Pages 43-88

  • Rates, Risks, Measures of Association and Impact

    Jacques Benichou, Mari Palta

    Pages 89-156

  • Descriptive Studies

    D. Maxwell Parkin, Freddie I. Bray

    Pages 157-230

  • Cohort Studies

    Anthony B. Miller, David C. Goff Jr., Karin Bammann, Pascal Wild

    Pages 253-285

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Epidemiology
Editors
  • Wolfgang Ahrens
  • Iris Pigeot
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26577-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-26577-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 1639
Number of Illustrations and Tables
162 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
1st ed. 2005. Corr. 2nd printing, 2005, XII, 1639 p. 165 illus., 3 in color, New edition planned
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