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Nursing and Epidemiology

Volume 6 - Issue 1

Yi Sung Eun*

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    • Aram Nightingale Nursing Institute, Republic of Korea

    *Corresponding author: Yi Sung Eun, Aram Nightingale Nursing Institute, 206-1604 Raemianhurest, 860 Hoguk-ro, Dukyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyunggido 10467, Republic of Korea

Received: June 18, 2018;   Published: June 26, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001303

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The definition of epidemiology is “describing the characteristic of health problem and physiological change of human, identifying the cause of health problem, developing the method to decrease health problem”[1]. The term ‘epidemic’ was originated from the book of Hippocrates. With the development of philosophy of science, Positivism and Empiricism after Renaissance, the way and method to identify cause of health problem was searched and evaluated by many scholars; John Snow, F. Nightingale, W. Farr and many microbiologists.

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