Recognized for its succinct and compelling discussion of epidemiology and its role in medicine. 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "e;This is a well-written, easy to read, well-illustrated primer, which medical students and others should read. A nice feature of the book is all key concepts are highlighted for emphasis, with summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter."e;--Doody's Review Service This book provides students with an overview of the principles and concepts of epidemiology and illustrates the complementary relationship between population-based science and the care of patients Thoroughly updated, this new edition features epidemiologic implications of bio-terrorism, Patient Profiles within each chapter, and USMLE clinical vignettes within the Study Question section of each chapter.