Benjamin Guy Babington: founding president of the London Epidemiological Society.

  title={Benjamin Guy Babington: founding president of the London Epidemiological Society.},
  author={Alun E. Evans},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={30 2},
  • Alun E. Evans
  • Published 2001 in International journal of epidemiology
In 1986 Geoffrey Rose wrote1 ‘If the origin of epidemiology as a branch of medical science were to be given a date it would be 1850. That year saw the first recorded use in English of the new term, which was taken as the title of the “London Epidemiological Society”.’ Rose went on to list the founder members as including William Farr, William Budd, Thomas Addison and John Snow. It is surprising that he omits the name of the Society’s first President, Benjamin Guy Babington, because: ‘When in… CONTINUE READING

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