The Epidemiology of Alimentary Diseases

  • John M. Duggan
  • Anne E. Duggan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. Pages 17-20
  3. Pages 21-25
  4. Pages 33-42
  5. Pages 47-51
  6. Pages 67-70
  7. Pages 91-94
  8. Pages 119-124
  9. Pages 133-136
  10. Pages 137-144
  11. Pages 145-147
  12. Pages 149-152
  13. Pages 153-159
  14. Pages 165-168
  15. Pages 169-174
  16. Pages 175-186
  17. Pages 187-188
  18. Pages 199-202
  19. Pages 203-208
  20. Pages 211-227
  21. Pages 229-231
  22. Pages 233-236
  23. Pages 237-239
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 245-251

About this book


In offering this book to what we hope will be interested readers, we have several aspirations. We have aspired to present to students and clinicians a rather narrow view of epidemiology concentrating on the causal factors and setting of the more usual gastroenterological problems and giving greater space to conditions of importance for which major knowledge of causation andcourse is available. Part of the rationale is thebelief that modern medicine lays excessive emphasis on therapy with increasingly expensive, and in many cases, dangerous drugs and too little emphasis on the causes and avoidance of disease. We are of the view that traditional views handed st down through generations of clinicians need scrutiny worthy of 21 century medicine whose currency includes topics like nanomoles, megabytes and logistic regression. We hope that clinicians will see that there is often a practical application to the findings of epidemiological exploration and that what passes for canonical knowledge is so often unsubstantiated myth and are fully aware of the reluctance of organized medicine to reject old paradigms in favor of the new, matched by an often uncritical enthusiasm for new therapies. Our researches have increased our belief in the major role of social factors especially diet, both in quantity and quality in many disorders and that clinicians have a responsibility to provide appropriate advice to policy makers as well as patients.


AIDS Anästhesie-Informations-Management-System Gastritis clinical epidemiology colon epidemiological epidemiology gastroenterology health hepatitis liver liver disease pancreas small intestine stomach

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Duggan
    • 1
  • Anne E. Duggan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.John Hunter HospitalNewcastleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3839-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3840-2
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