Kenneth J. Rothman: Epidemiology. An introduction
After his famous text book “Modern Epidemiology”, since 2008 available in its third edition , Kenneth J. Rothman  provides a second edition of his introductory level text book. To make a long story short—it is a high-level introductory book that presents multiple concepts of epidemiologic research. In the foreword of the book, Rothman clarifies a frequent misconception of epidemiology: “Some observers appear to believe that epidemiology is no more than the application of statistical methods to the problems of disease occurrence and causation. But epidemiology is much more than applied statistics. It is a scientific discipline with roots in biology, logic, and the philosophy of science.”
Rothman continues “The emphasis of the book is not on statistics, formulas, or computation but on epidemiologic principles and concepts”. The book contains 13 chapters and includes 268 pages. Compared to the first edition, two chapters entitled “Pioneers in Epidemiology and Public Health” and...
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