Historical Foundations

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This chapter considers the history of the rise of ethical concerns in the public health movement and epidemiology, which is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. It offers an overview of early developments in public health and ethics and discusses more recent developments, including the origins of bioethics, regulatory safeguards for human subjects research, and contemporary epidemiologic ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthics and Epidemiology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864416
ISBN (Print)9780195322934
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioethics
  • Epidemiologic ethics
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Human subjects research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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