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An Intruiging Epidemiology Article: Part III

Continued from part II Before finishing this discussion looking at vitamin D levels and influenza it occurs to me that in previous postings I have been highly critical of the medical culture of prescribing pills to healthy people and argued that in many cases we are doing far more harm than good.  As I’ve said, [...]

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An Intruiging Epidemiology Article: Part II

(continued from Part I) To support the authors’ contention that seasonal vitamin D levels vary significantly by season in higher latitudes they reproduce a graph of vitamin D levels by month for an elderly population in Germany. (Once again, the full article is here)  As can be seen average vitamin D levels range from a [...]

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An Intruiging Epidemiology Article: Part I

In 1854 cholera was killing people in London.  Some 500 people had died in the span of ten days with thousands more sickened.  Dr. John Snow was an anethesiologist at the time who did not believe in the prevailing theory of cholera being transmitted by a miasma (pollution) in the air.  When he plotted all [...]

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