Connecting the dots: the power of words and the diversity of epidemiological information
ABSTRACT Almost 30 years ago, my career in public health sciences detoured along an uncommon pathway: I became a wordsmith, finding unambiguous words and phrases to define the concepts, methods and procedures of epidemiology and related sciences. Playing with words made me well known among epidemiologists, a curious outcome because my contributions are otherwise minor. This shows how important words are.
SourceAvailable from: John M LastEpidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 09/2010; 21(5):748-52. · 6.18 Impact Factor
Article: A Conversation With John LastEpidemiology 08/2010; 21(5):748-752. DOI:10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181e8ce77 · 6.18 Impact Factor