Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
BARATA, Rita de Cássia Barradas. Epidemias. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1987, vol.3, n.1, pp. 9-15. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1987000100002.
Epidemics, a subject that has been present since the beginnings of Man's history, is treated in this article with special emphasis on the changes that the concept underwent during the course of History and on the several pratices of control that were developed in response to it. Scientists ans thisnkers of different periods are quoted, in search of a picture of these historical changes.