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Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health back issues
April 1, 2004... This short glossary covers some terms used in the peer review process. AUTHORS' EDITOR A professional writer/editor usually employed by the authors' institution to help prepare publications and grant applications. More common in the US than in Europe. CONSORT A set of...
A definition of causal effect for epidemiological research.(Continuing Professional Education)
April 1, 2004... J Epidemiol Community Health 2004;58:265-271. doi: 10.1136/jech.2002.006361 Estimating the causal effect of some exposure on some outcome is the goal of many epidemiological studies. This article reviews a formal definition of causal effect for such studies. For simplicity, the main...
"Sometimes it is necessary to forget your principles and do the right thing" (Lowell Levin).(Aphorism of the Month)
April 1, 2004... Whether it be on questions of induced abortion, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or conjugal visits in prison, the satisfaction of maintaining a pure, ethical, and moral position has to be considered against the reality of dead and maimed women and orphaned children from backstreet abortions, of...
When I'm 64 ... will you still need me? Epidemiology in country practice: W H Pickles, 1939*.(Editorials)(Editorial)
April 1, 2004... Aseminal book that has been read and assessed during past decades by many public health students and practitioners is now 64 years old. Can it still offer insight, inspiration, and renewal for public health as it approaches 65, or should it be pensioned off? This reader friendly...
Tackling health inequalities since the Acheson Inquiry: policies are in place that could make a difference.(Editorials)(Editorial)
April 1, 2004... It has been said that there are two types of people in the world: those that think there are two types of people and those who do not. If I were not disbarred by the contradiction, I would belong to the second group. This applies to my view of health inequalities--both to the problem and...