4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "Medical students, as well as students of public health, nursing, and other health professions will find this book highly valuable. The author is a well-known, highly respected physician and epidemiologist....This is an easy to read and widely used basic epidemiology textbook. It explains epidemiologic and related statistical concepts in clear and simple terms. A moderately priced book, it is a good value for students and professionals."--Doody's Review Service A concise introduction to epidemiology. Covers all the basics: methods of study, how to conduct a study, and multivariate analysis. Features updated case studies, which make the critical link between epidemiology, clinical research, and patient care.