Advance Praise for Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective

“It is rare to read such a well written textbook. The text is brief, to the point, and well structured and it is a joy to read. Wilcox’s many years as an editor and author of several landmark scientific papers have made him one of the best epidemiological writers, and in this book he is writing about his home field as the leading epidemiologist in reproductive health. Nothing compares to the wonders of the creation of new life, and to the challenges associated with studying determinants of reproductive health problems that often have severe consequences for the child, family, society, and all of us.”
– Jorn Olsen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

“This book conveys the author’s deep understanding of the field, but as important as the facts it provides, it draws us into his intellectual fascination with the remarkable phenomenon of human reproduction.  For students and established investigators in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, I would enthusiastically encourage reading the book cover to cover. I can think of no other epidemiology text that is as elegantly and entertainingly written, sprinkled with fascinating and even amusing tidbits.”
– David A. Savitz, Ph.D., Charles W. Bluhdorn Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director, Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

“With this long-awaited book, Allen Wilcox has accomplished a masterly and compact synthesis of the biology and epidemiology of human reproduction. The text opens a coherent epidemiological perspective on a wide range of topics, ranging from genetics, eugenics and evolutionary biology to pre-eclampsia and birth defects. The wealth of the material, the prominence placed on well articulated reasoning rather than on technicalities and the clarity and fluidity of the prose make reading this book an enjoyable journey that no epidemiologist nor any student of human reproduction should miss.”
– Rodolfo Saracci, M.D., Director, European Educational Programme in Epidemiology

“Leavened by humour, energized by insight and informed by many years of experience, this long anticipated text is a wonderful read. It synthesizes an increasingly important field of research, will stimulate new investigations and both new students and aging professors alike will be inspired and recharged by this volume. Each chapter is a small gem covering a discrete area of special interest and none disappoint. Together, all the important subspecialties of perinatal and reproductive epidemiology are covered. Be warned: do not dip into this book unless you are prepared to become thoroughly engaged and committed to reading the entire text.”
– Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Yale University

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