Epidemiology is derived from the observations and inquiries of pioneers, such as Hippocrates, John Snow, Pasteur, and Koch, who have contributed immeasurably to the history of epidemiology. The discoveries and achievements of these epidemiological pioneers have played an important role in evolving epidemiology and disease control.

Discuss the impact of at least one major historical contribution on current epidemiological practices. Explain how history can potentially shape and impact our future work in public health and clinical medicine. Epidemiology.