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Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction 1st Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0199543335
ISBN-10: 019954333X
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About the Author


Rodolfo Saracci, MD is Honorary Director of Research in Epidemiology at the Italian National Research Council at Pisa.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (April 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019954333X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199543335
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 4.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Unfortunately this is one of those Kindle conversions that was ineptly done. Page numbers are not enabled. The Index has only page numbers, not even live jumps, so the Index is totally useless. Though the simpler graphs are usable, the more complex ones are not because their scale is so small that they are unreadable. And some of them are reproduced in light gray when their palettes could easily have been forced to black and white for readability. At least all the text appears to be present. The List of Illustrations has jumps to most, but not all, graphs and images. The Table of Contents jumps to the chapters. Text-to-speech is enabled. Shame on Amazon for not stating for every Kindle product--or at least for books where they matter--whether the Index and page numbers are functional. And until Kindle software developers implement a magnifier for Kindle book graphics like what's there for PDF files, Kindle versions of books like this one will be crippled. Caveat emptor.
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This little book is just what the title promises: a very short introduction. It lays out the essentials of epidemiology in a few brief, readable chapters. But unlike many books that try to present complex, academic ideas to a general readership, it is never sloppy or misleading. Although it doesn't treat any topic in depth or cover every aspect of the field, the great virtue of this book is that nothing it does cover needs to be corrected or explained away. As a result it provides both an informative summary for readers who need only an introduction to epidemiology and a solid foundation for those whose studies take them further. A colleague and I were so impressed with this book that we are using it in an introductory course on epidemiology for graduate students in public health.
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Excellent one-sitting crash course in Epidemiology. I used it to refresh myself going into a client engagement. It was a huge help for me to dust off the terminology and typical analyses done in the field.
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I got this book because I wanted a general overview of the subject and was not disappointed. The author struck a perfect balance between being informative yet still keeping it simple enough for the average person to understand which is saying something considering the math that is a integral part of the subject. While I don't feel like I could lecture anyone on the topic, I do feel like I have a much better understanding/background now for reading articles/stories.
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