[Diseases charted in the Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 1857-1880]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1991 Sep 28;135(39):1819-26.
[Article in Dutch]


On the basis of the miasma theory and the contagion theory a comparison is presented of the 'cartography' in the epidemiology of the early years of the Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde and the present. The importance of publication of 'disease charts' then and now is illustrated with examples. Understanding, with the aid of charts, of the typical patterns of distribution of diseases, infectious and noninfectious, is still a cornerstone of their control.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Epidemiology / history*
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Maps as Topic*
  • Netherlands
  • Periodicals as Topic / history*