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Missoula author and University of Montana alum Jeremy N. Smith's new book, "Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients," details big data initiative on global health

August 15, 2015View for printing

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time and the visionary mastermind behind it.

What if you had a map that told you what sickened, killed or affected the health of every person across the world? And how would you make it?

Missoula author Jeremy N. Smith's new book, "Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients," http://jeremynsmith.com/Jeremy_N._Sm ... asures.html follows the efforts of doctor and economist Christopher Murray and the Global Burden of Disease study, an unprecedented attempt to collect that voluminous data on human life, injury and death in a single place.

The GBD, which was the first-ever study the British medical journal The Lancet dedicated an entire issue toward, has yielded surprising revelations.

By Cory Walsh

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