Word Of The Day: Epi - what?

I was asked by my practicum supervisor and another colleague to compile a list of the top 25-50 Public Health academic journals by impact factor (ISI and JCR are your friends!).
I kept coming across a word that I didn't know...
epidemiology: the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease (more info).
...and now we all know what it means! What a timely new word during this crazy H1N1 outbreak!

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  1. Oh impact factors...somewhat flawed really...but I guess if you were only looking at Public Health journals it would be reasonably useful. I work with several epidemiologists...

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