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A day in the life of a local epidemiologist (and endemiologist)
  1. Juan B Bellido-Blasco
  1. Dr J B Bellido-Blasco, Epidemiology Unit, Centre of Public Health, Avenida del Mar 12, Castellón, Spain, 12100; bellido_jua{at}gva.es

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D E Lilienfeld has recently argued in favour of the need to put new emphasis on the training of general epidemiologists.1 In the past, it was believed that epidemiology was a branch of medicine.2 In Spain, however, epidemiology as an official speciality simply does not exist although, curiously enough, there are epidemiologists and some very good ones.

According to my credentials, I am a doctor who is specialised in preventive medicine and public health. This is not precise enough. It is a speciality diluted by itself. Having said that, I have been working for …

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