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July 18, 2001

Infectious Disease EpidemiologyInfectious Disease Epidemiology: Theory and Practice

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001American Medical Association

JAMA. 2001;286(3):355-356. doi:10.1001/jama.286.3.355-JBK0718-4-1

Priceless paintings are created from simple small brushstrokes. In the same way, epidemiologists collect simple inconspicuous data and craft it into multifaceted pictures of disease in a human population. Such pictures frequently enable us to identify and control a disease before its causative agent can be identified or specific pharmacological treatment developed. This is the art of epidemiology, and it is expertly presented by the authors of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

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