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R C Brownson, E A Baker, T I Leet, K N Gillespie. (Pp 235; $C69.95). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. ISBN 0-19-514376-0
Within the recent outburst of "evidence-based" books covering now many medical specialties, this book is another welcome newcomer. Authors have chosen rightly for this first evidence-based public health (EBPH) book a methodological introduction, rather than the evidence-based coverage of particular problems in public health.
The message addresses a large readership with many recalls to basic notions from epidemiology, biostatistics, and other foundations of EBPH. This is wise, because many partners in public health are not health …