Quantitative methods are central to public health and public health research. The historical roots and philosophical foundations of this predilection for the quantitative, however, are little known and seldom discussed.

Data Interpretation, Statistical, Health Services Research/methods, History, 19th Century, Humans, Mathematics, Nobel Prize, Paris, Philosophy, Medical, Public Health/*history/methods
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Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Mackenbach, J.P. (2004). Streets of Paris, sunflower seeds, and Nobel prizes. Reflections on the quantitative paradigm of public health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8378