Joseph Goldberger: An Unsung Hero of American Clinical Epidemiology

@article{Elmore1994JosephGA,
  title={Joseph Goldberger: An Unsung Hero of American Clinical Epidemiology},
  author={J. Elmore and A. Feinstein},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={121},
  pages={372-375}
}
Asked to name one of the great heroes of epidemiology, many respondents today would probably cite John Snow, who not only identified contaminated water from London's Broad Street pump as the source of a cholera epidemic in 1854 but also arranged for the pump handle to be removed [1]. Snow has received widespread veneration as a scientist-activist, and the London pub named after him is often the site of epidemiologic pilgrimages. Joseph Goldberger (Figure 1) was also a scholarly, admirable, and… Expand
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