Epidemiology and geriatric psychiatry.

  title={Epidemiology and geriatric psychiatry.},
  author={Celia F Hybels and Carl F. Pieper},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={17 8},
In their classic textbook, MacMahon and Pugh 1 define epidemiology as “the study of the distribution and determinants of disease frequency in man.” Students of epidemiology learn in their introductory course about John Snow and his investigation of the cholera outbreak in London in 1854. MacMahon and Pugh describe Snow’s tracking efforts to first map the distribution of cholera cases, Snow’s keen hypothesis and observation that cholera cases appeared to cluster around areas of London that drew… CONTINUE READING
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