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Alexander Langmuir

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Who is Alexander Langmuir?

Alexander Langmuir: Alexander Duncan Langmuir was an American epidemiologist. He is renowned for creating the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

The current practice of surveillance around the world was influenced by Alexander Langmuir, chief epidemiologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1949 and 1969 (called the communicable Disease Center at ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2000)

by John M. Last Professor of Epidemiology University of Ottawa (Emeritus)

by Alexander Langmuir (1910-1993) to investigate epidemics with unusual features: large or life-threatening epidemics, outbreaks of previously unidentified conditions, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

Alexander Langmuir led the movement ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (2010)

by Susanna Hornig Priest

In 1949, Alexander Langmuir launched the first-ever disease surveillance program to monitor the progression of disease. This program confirmed the eradication of malaria, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

Alexander Langmuir, M.D., former Director of the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. 8. Prevalence is the number of cases of a disease existing in a given population at a specific period of time or ...

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