3. Epidemics

  1. James R. Thompson

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118109656.ch3

Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition

Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, J. R. (2011) Epidemics, in Empirical Model Building: Data, Models, and Reality, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118109656.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470467039

Online ISBN: 9781118109656

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Keywords:

  • epidemics;
  • John snow;
  • London cholera epidemic;
  • postwar polio epidemic;
  • AIDS epidemic in America

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • John Snow and the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854

  • Prelude: The Postwar Polio Epidemic

  • AIDS: A New Epidemic for America

  • Why an AIDS Epidemic in America?

  • The Effect of the Gay Bathhouses

  • A More Detailed Look at the Model

  • Forays into the Public Policy Arena

  • Modeling the Mature Epidemic

  • AIDS as a Facilitator of Other Epidemics

  • Comparisons with First World Countries

  • Conclusions: A Modeler's Portfolio