The European birth of epidemiology
Edinburgh History of Medicine Group Lecture Edinburgh
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
Professor Alfredo Morabia, City University New York/Columbia University
Epidemiology emerged in the 17th century as a result of a profound revolution of ideas in philosophy and science. The revolution is often viewed as taking root in England before growing internationally. However, a closer look at the intellectual foundations of epidemiology shows that scientists and philosophers originating from or working in England, France, and the Netherlands agitated the revolutionary ideas simultaneously and synergistically. Without this intellectual synergy, the leverage to overthrow the antique holistic and metaphysical tradition would not have been reached so rapidly or effectively.
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