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on July 4, 2014
I agree with the previous reviewer that "every medical student should own" this book. However, individuals without a great deal of training in medicine or physiology will have a hard time following Harris's explanations. He goes into great detail on the physiological mechanisms underlying epidemiological results and seldom explains the many technical terms he uses. The book would also benefit from a chapter that reviews basic statistical methods and epidemiological models.
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on June 15, 2015
This is a good resource for all kinds of major chronic diseases, but it could have used more illustrations (diagrams, charts, etc) and less emphasis on reference pages. I understand that crediting the sources for the information and data is important and respectful but the pages of references following each chapter/disease is a bit extensive and the same font size as the content. This of course does not affect the actual content, but they could have shortened the book a tad by making them a bit smaller. As for the illustration part, I am just a visual learner and the book comprised of mainly text was a bit saddening for the artist in me
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on September 16, 2015
I am currently reading this book for my Health Promotion class called Chronic Disease and Risk Reduction. Overall, I do not care for this book. It is very science based with heavy medical jargon. For someone who is just starting the Health Promotion program, this book is very difficult for me to understand and read. I end up reading one paragraph over and over again just to process it in my head.
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on November 15, 2012
Epidemiology of Chronic Disease serves as a great introduction to the epidemiology as well as the clinical/pathologic considerations for many of the major chronic diseases encountered today. The text is a solid point of reference for any individual interested in a clinical and public health understanding of chronic disease from cancer to stroke to AIDS, to name a few.

As a medical student with minimal public health background, I find this book to be invaluable in helping to further build my clinical picture of commonly encountered diseases. Each chapter provides a relevant and succinct review of the pathology of the disease process; the chapter then proceeds to the epidemiological of the disease globally. The book is remarkably well-written, reading easily despite the dense nature of the material. I imagine that the book would be a solid reference point for students of public health, as I have yet to find another book that rivals the comprehensive nature of Dr. Harris's text.

I believe every medical student should own this book!
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on February 10, 2016
I like the organization of this book, but the information is a little outdated.
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on April 21, 2015
great quality and very informative. Love the visual aids and charts. would recommend this book to others. the price is also affordable.
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on May 14, 2015
Good condition
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