Table of contents for Public health and the risk factor : a history of an uneven medical revolution / William G. Rothstein.

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     List of Tables


1   Introduction

               Part 1 The Invention of the Risk Factor

2    The Origins of Probability and Statistics

3    Censuses and Vital Statistics

4    Statistical Analyses of Medical and Social Data

5    Life Insurance and the Risk Factor

            Part 2 Health Education for Healthy Lifestyles

6    Cultural And Environmental Influences On
     Urban Mortality Rates

7    The Germ Theory and Health Education in Diphtheria
     and Tuberculosis Control

8    Health Education and Infant Mortality in New York City

9    The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
     Health Education Programs

            Part 3 The Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic

10 Early Twentieth-Century Mortality Trends and
     Rheumatic Heart Disease

11 The Early Years of the Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic


          Part 4 Rick Factors and Coronary Heart Disease

12  Causes, Correlations, and the Etiology of Disease

13  Cigarette Smoking and Statistical Correlations

14  Blood Pressure and the Benefits of Treatment

15  The Framingham Heart Study and the Risk Factor

16  Theories of the Causes of Coronary Heart Disease

17  The Diet-Heart Hypothesis

18  Dietary Recommendations and Guidelines

19  The Secular Decline in the Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic

20   Epilogue





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Health risk assessment History, Health behavior History, Medicine, Preventive History, Coronary heart disease Risk factors History, Public Health history, Risk Factors, Coronary Disease prevention & control, History of Medicine, 20th Cent, Life Style