Wade Hampton Frost, pioneer epidemiologist, 1880-1938 : up to the mountain /
Thomas M. Daniel.
Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2004.
xx, 238 p.
1580461778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2004.
1580461778 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Thomas M. Daniel is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and International Health and Emeritus Director of the Center for International Health at Case Western Reserve University
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-05-01:
Certainly many people contributed to epidemiology before Wade Hampton Frost, but according to Daniel (emer., Case Western Reserve), Frost deserves the title "pioneer" for his many contributions that established epidemiology as a profession and medical specialty. Chief among these are (1) the concepts of the index case, relating to the outbreak of disease, and of age cohorts, in longitudinal studies; (2) some refinements of the epidemic curve; and (3) the resurrection of John Snow's reputation as an epidemiologist. Frost began his career as an officer in the US Public Health Service and ended it as the first professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Starting with the family's history in rural Virginia, Daniel provides a full account of Frost's personal and professional life. Relying on family papers and Frost's publications, Daniel places Frost within the medical scene of the late 19th century as it sought to re-create itself as a science; he shows Frost's contributions to those efforts. In this well-researched, engagingly written book, Daniel provides some life to someone who, for many, had become just a citation. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. T. P. Gariepy Stonehill College
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Main Description
Wade Hampton Frost was the first Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in the first Department of Epidemiology in the United States. A Virginian and a graduate of the University of Virginia, Frost began his remarkable career with two decades of service in the United States Public Health Service. He investigated epidemics of yellow fever, typhoid, polio, streptococcal sore throat, meningitis, and influenza. His greatest contributions during this part of his career were the recognition that mild and asymptomatic childhood polio produced life-long immunity and the development of methods for tracking influenza epidemics.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. viii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
By What Name?p. 1
Originsp. 5
Marshallp. 13
Health of the Peoplep. 31
Drink No Longer Waterp. 49
Susanp. 73
Dread Diseasesp. 93
Baltimorep. 111
Professorp. 135
Epidemiologistp. 165
Sunset and Evening Starp. 195
Bibliography of Publicationsp. 199
Abbreviations of Scientific Journal Titlesp. 205
Notesp. 206
Indexp. 231
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