Charles Darwin in modern epidemiology and public health: the celebration continues

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011 Jan;65(1):6-7. doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.090084. Epub 2009 Dec 8.


2009 was Darwin year; his familiar bearded face peered out from a great radiation of TV series, book covers and even a feature film. The reasons for this were his bicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. However, there is no reason the celebrations should cease with the turn of the New Year.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biological Evolution*
  • Epidemiology / history
  • Famous Persons*
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Public Health* / history

Personal name as subject

  • Charles Darwin