Epidemiology as a liberal art.

  • Drora Fraser
  • Published 1987 in The New England journal of medicine


Epidemiology has features that resemble those of the traditional liberal arts. This makes it fit both for inclusion in an undergraduate curriculum and as an example in medical school of the continuing value of a liberal education. As a "low-technology" science, epidemiology is readily accessible to nonspecialists. Because it is useful for taking a first… (More)


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