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CVD History references. Minnesota

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20th-Century “Medical Marco Polos” in the Origins of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

The American Journal of Cardiology, 2012 756-767

doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.10.038

Historical Study

History of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association

American Heart Association Journals, 1995

doi: 10.1161/01.CIR.91.4.1253

Historical Article

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Oxford Scholarship Online, 2007

doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0007

Historical Study

From Framingham to North Karelia to U.S. Community Prevention Programs: Negotiating Research Agendas for Coronary Heart Disease in the Second Half of the 20th Century

Public Health Reviews 450-483 2011

Historical Study

Paul Dudley White: “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay”

The American Journal of Cardiology, 2010 1193

doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.06.036

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‘The association between tobacco smoking and coronary heart disease’

International Journal of Epidemiology, 2015

doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv126


Stories from the evolution of guidelines for causal inference in epidemiologic associations: 1953-1965

US National Library of Medicine, 2012

doi: 10.1093/aje/kws374

Historical Article

Henry Blackburn on ‘The Minnesota Code for Electrocardiograms (ECG) in Population Studies

The University of Minnesota

Historical Study

A Conversation with Henry Blackburn

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 513-517 2008

Scientific Journal

Origins and evolution of body mass index (BMI): continuing saga

International Journal of Epidemiology, 2014 665-669

doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu061