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Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

Geoffrey Rose, Kay-Tee Khaw, and Michael Marmot


The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, by Geoffrey Rose, first published in 1993 remains a key text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. Rose's insights into the inextricable relationship between ill health, or deviance, in individuals and populations they come from, have transformed our whole approach to strategies for improving health. His personal and unique book, based on many years of research, sets out the case that the essential determinants of the health of society are to be found in its mass characteristics. The deviant minority can only be understood when seen in it ... More

Keywords: Geoffrey Rose, ill health, deviance, deviant minority, societal context, population wide approach, human genome project

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780192630971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Rose, author
Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Kay-Tee Khaw, author
Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge, UK

Michael Marmot, author
Director, International Institute for Society and Health; Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK