Introduction to the 1970 EIS course. — 13 tracks; 61:30 minutes.
Note at beginning that several important CDC people of the time speak. Phillip Brachman has just taken over the EPO-EIS direction from the retiring Langmuir. He introduces David Spencer, the CDC director, who announces the CDC name change to Center for Disease Control later that day. Brachman introduces Dr. Michael Gregg, the course director, who outlines the course. Gregg then introduces Langmuir.
Langmuir then lectures on thte Oswego New York foodborne outbreak of 1940. This is a classic field epidemiology teaching problem used for almost 60 years at CDC and elsewhere.
Lecture: "Territory of Epidemiology" and "History of Epidemiology". — 13 tracks; 62:00 minutes.
Langmuir continues the lecture on the "Territory of Epidemiology." In it, he discusses poliomyelitis including modes of disease transmission. He goes on to comment on the 1954 Francis Vaccine Field Trials and the 1955 Cutter Laboratories incident and investigation in which the EIS played a pivotal role in assuring the safety of the polio vaccine supply.
On this disc, Langmuir begins his lecture on the "History of Epidemiology." In this lecture, he reviews the contribtions to epidemiology of those he referred to as his "Four Greats:" Peter Ludwig Panum (1820-1885), John Snow (1813-1858), William Farr (1807-1883), and William Budd (1811-1880).
Lecture: "History of Epidemiology" and "Ecology of Disease". — 13 tracks; 61:20 minutes.
Langmuir continues his lecture on the "History of Epidemiology." He concludes with commentary on the contributions of Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941), Wade Hampton Frost (1880-1938), and Walter Reed (1851-1902).
Langmuir begins his lecture on the "Ecology of Disease." In this he explores the chain of infection.
Lecture: "Epidemic Patterns" and "Non-Infectious Disease and Epidemiology". — 13 tracks; 62:18 minutes.
Langmuir's lecture on "Epidemic Patterns" concludes. In it, he discusses specific cases. These include an airborne disease outbreak at Bob Jones University; cases of common source typhoid in Montreal, Quebec; hepatitis in New Delhi, India; and the course of progressive person-to-person infectious disease outbreaks. He covers influenza at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; a Rubella outbreak from 1934; and measles in Britain, 1933-1934.
Langmuir shares his philosophy of "Non-Infectious Disease Epidemiology." To illustrate his points, he refers to the eight-case cluster of childhood leukemia found in Niles, Illinois in 1963. He also considers the effects of radiation on congenital defects.
This disc begins with Langmuir's lecure on chronic disease epidemiology. He also explains his views on the concept of disease eradication as opposed to control. Langmuir considers the examples of malaria, smallpox, polio, and measles.
Langmuir lectures on "Population Control," considering the Sartwell Birth Control Pill Study.