The Sociology of Health

Epidemiology; the Work of McKeown
  • Patrick McNeill


From time to time, a single individual makes such a telling challenge to the common-sense view of some aspect of social life that anyone who reads their work has their understanding transformed. Thomas McKeown, who died on 13 June 1988 made such a contribution. Trained as a physiologist, he was the first holder of the chair of social medicine at Birmingham University, and an international figure in the science of epidemiology.


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Further Reading

  1. McKeown, T. (1976) The Modern Rise of Population (Edward Arnold).Google Scholar
  2. McKeown, T. (1980) The Role of Medicine (NPHT).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Tuckett, D. (1976) An Introduction to Medical Sociology (Tavistock).Google Scholar

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© David Barrat, Chris Brown, Tony Cole, Peter de la Cour, David Cutler and Karim Murji, Roger Gomm, Patrick McNeill 1991

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