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The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease

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Geoffrey C. Ainsworth, Marvin J. Allison, Roy D. Altman, Jon Arrizabalaga, Arthur C. Aufderheide, William H. Barker, Thomas G. Benedek, Georges C. Benjamin, Francis L. Black, Alfred Jay Bollet, Allen M. Brandt, Donald R. Brothwell, Peter J. Brown, Ann G. Carmichael, Carter K. Codell, Peter S. Y. Chen, Thomas S. N. Chen, James D. Cherry, Thomas E. Cone, Jr., Donald B. Cooper, Christine E. Cronk, Alfred W. Crosby, Scott F. Davies, Charles W. Denko, Christian Derouesné, Eric J. Devor, Wilbur G. Downs, Jacalyn Duffin, Howard Duncan, Frederick L. Dunn, Herbert L. DuPont, Peter C. English, J. Worth Estes, Elizabeth W. Etheridge, John Ettling, John Farley, Daniel M. Fox, David W. Fraser, Roger French, Donald E. Gilbertson, Clarence E. Grim, Otto R. Gsell, John S. Haller, Jr., Victoria Harden, Anne Hardy, Brian T. Higgins, Neal R. Holtan, Donald R. Hopkins, Patrick Horne, Joel Howell, Robert P. Hudson, Robert Jackson, William D. Johnston, Robert J. T. Joy, R. H. Kampmeier, Mary Karasch, Edward H. Kass, John L. Kemink, Robert Kim-Farley, K. F. Kiple, Joseph B. Kirsner, Ronald J. Knudson, Norman Kretchmer, J. A. Kwentus, Donald M. Larson, Charles W. LeBaron, Robert D. Leff, James C. C. Leisen, Jeffrey Levin, Jerrold E. Levy, Leslie Sue Lieberman, Maryinez Lyons, K. David Patterson, Diane Quintal, Oscar D. Ratnoff, R. T. Ravenholt, Richard B. Rothenberg, W. I. McDonald, Sally McMillen, Melinda Meade, James L. Newman, John K. NiParko, S. R. Palmer, Katherine Park, Bernard M. Patten, Gordon J. Piller, Jacques Poirier, Heather Munro Prescott, Todd Savitt, Clark T. Sawin, James McSherry, Dale Smith, Reinhard S. Speck, R. Ted Steinbock, David N. Taylor, Steven A. Telian, Bradford Towne, Oscar Urteaga-Ballon, James Whorton, Lise Wilkinson, Thomas Wilson, H. V. Wyatt
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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530262

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  • The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge in 1993. The basis of this Dictionary is Part VIII, the last section of the work, that comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters organized alphabetically from "Acquired Immune Deficient Syndrome (AIDS)" to "Yellow Fever." The last section of CWHHD has been fully revised and the essays have been condensed into shorter entries, with up-to-date information on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola, and Tuberculosis. The Dictionary also includes three chapters from other parts of the CWHHD on "Heart-Related Diseases," "Cancer," and Genetic Disease." Including contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists worldwide, the Dictionary is a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease. Kenneth Kiple is a distinguished professor of history at Bowling Green State University. His research and teaching interests include Latin America and the history of medicine, disease, and nutrition. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Institutes of Health. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of World Disease (Cambridge, 1993) and with Kriemhild Coneé Ornelas, the award-winning Cambridge World History of Food (Cambridge, 2000).

    • Follow-up dictionary to the successful general history 'Cambridge World History of Human Disease'
    • Global in coverage
    • Ideal for non-medical and general readers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "To read many of these esssays is to embark on a fascinating intellectual journey, if only because they illustrate not only what is known about individual diseases but what remains a mystery." ISIS

    "...probably the single most valuable reference work for any scholar of human health and medicine..." American Journal of Human Biology

    Praise for Kiple's recent Cambridge World History of Food...

    "The paperback contains short, alphabetical entries from more than 100 medical and social scientists around the world written more in layman's terms than the original...In addition to serving as a resource for university medical history students, the book will appeal to the average reader." Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune

    "This is one of the best resources available for background and perspective on the diseases that afflict human beings ... Worth keeping close by for handy reference." Bloomsbury Review

    "An epicure fantasy encyclopedia come to life." Bon Appetit

    "It's hard not to feel a giggly kind of pleasure at the full extent of knowledge on display in the Cambridge World History of Food." ^The New Yorker

    "In a word: Wow...The World History of Food is part fascinating reading, part essential reference tool. What's not in here dosen't exist." USA Today

    "If you want to know more about what ailed your ancestors, this book will give you the details. For each disease--from AIDS to Yellow Fever--you'll learn about the common names, history, and symptoms and characteristics. This text's especially helpful if you're writing a family history and want to explain the symptoms of an ancestor's disease." Family Tree Magazine

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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521530262
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    2. African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness
    3. Ainhum
    4. Alzheimer's disease
    5. Amebic dysentery n
    6. Anemia
    7. Anorexia Nervosa
    8. Anthrax
    9. Apoplexy and Stroke
    10. Arboviruses
    11. Arenaviruses
    12. Arthritis (rheumatoid)
    13. Ascariasis
    14. Bacillary dysentery
    15. Beriberi
    16. The Black Death
    17. Black and brown lung disease
    18. Bleeding disorders
    19. Botulism
    20. Brucellosis (Malta Fever, Undulant Fever)
    21. Bubonic plague
    22. Cancer
    23. Carrion's disease (Oroya fever)
    24. Catarrh
    25. Cestode infection
    26. Chagas' disease
    27. Chlorosis
    28. Cholera
    29. Cirrhosis
    30. Clonorchiasis
    31. Croup
    32. Cystic Fibrosis
    33. Cytomegalovirus infection
    34. Dengue
    35. Diabetes
    36. Diarrheal diseases (Acute)
    37. Diphtheria
    38. Down Syndrome
    39. Dracunculiasis
    40. Dropsy
    41. Dysentery
    42. Dyspepsia
    43. Ebola virus disease
    44. Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis)
    45. Eclampsia
    46. Emphysema
    47. Encephalitis Lethargica
    48. Enterobiasis
    49. Epilepsy
    50. Ergotism
    51. Erysipelas
    52. Fascioliasis
    53. Fasciolopsiasis
    54. Favism
    55. Filariasis
    56. Fungus infections (Mycoses)
    57. Fungus poisoning
    58. Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)
    59. Gangrene
    60. Genetic disease Eric J. Devor
    61. Giardiasis
    62. Glomerulonephritis (Bright's disease)
    63. Goiter
    64. Gonorrhea
    65. Gout
    66. Heart-related diseases
    67. Herpes Simplex
    68. Herpesviruses
    69. Histoplasmosis
    70. Hookworm infection
    71. Huntington's disease (Chorea)
    72. Hypertension
    73. Infectious hepatitis
    74. Infectious Mononucleosis 75. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative, Colitis)
    76. Influenza
    77. Japanese B Encephalitis
    78. Lactose intolerance and malabsorption
    79. Lassa fever
    80. Lead poisoning 81. Legionnaires' disease (Legionellosis, Pontiac Fever, Legionella Pneumonia)
    82. Leishmaniasis
    83. Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
    84. Leptospirosis 85. Leukemia
    86. Lupus Erythematosus
    87. Lyme Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) 88. Malaria
    89. Marburg virus disease
    90. Mastoiditis
    91. Measles
    92. Meningitis
    93. Milk sickness (tremetol poisoning)
    94. Multiple Sclerosis
    95. Mumps
    96. Muscular dystrophy
    97. Myasthenia Gravis
    98. Nematode infection
    99. Onchocerciasis
    100. Ophthalmia (trachoma, conjunctivitis)
    101. Osteoarthritis
    102. Osteoporosis
    103. Paget's disease of Bone
    104. Paragonimiasis
    105. Parkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)
    106. Pellagra
    107. Periodontal disease (Pyorrhea)
    108. Pica
    109. Pinta
    110. Plague of Athens
    111. Pneumocystis pneumonia (interstitial plasma cell pneumonia, pneumocystosis)
    112. Pneumonia
    113. Poliomyelitis
    114. Protein-energy malnutrition
    115. Protozoan infection
    116. Puerperal fever
    117. Q fever
    118. Rabies
    119. Relapsing fever
    120. Rheumatic fever and Rheumatic heart disease
    121. Rickets and Osteomalacia
    122. Rickettsial diseases
    123. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and related diseases
    124. Rubella
    125. Saint Anthony's Fire 126. Scarlet fever
    127. Schistosomiasis
    128. Scrofula
    129. Scurvy
    130. Sickle-Cell Anemia
    131. Smallpox
    132. Streptococcal diseases
    133. Strongyloidiasis
    134. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
    135. Sudden unexplained death syndrome (Asian SUDS)
    136. Sweating sickness 137. Syphilis
    138. Syphilis, nonvenereal
    139. Tapeworm infection
    140. Tay-Sachs disease
    141. Tetanus
    142. Tetanus, neonatal
    143. Tetany
    144. Toxoplasmosis
    145. Trematode infection
    146. Trench fever
    147. The Treponematoses
    148. Trichinosis
    149. Trichuriasis
    150. Tuberculosis
    151. Tularemia
    152. Typhoid fever
    153. Typhomalarial fever
    154. Typhus, epidemic
    155. Typhus, Murine
    156. Typhus, scrub (Tsutsugamushi)
    157. Urolithiasis
    158. Varicella-Zoster virus disease (Chickenpox)
    159. Whooping cough
    160. Yaws
    161. Yellow fever.

  • Editor

    Kenneth F. Kiple, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Contributors

    Geoffrey C. Ainsworth, Marvin J. Allison, Roy D. Altman, Jon Arrizabalaga, Arthur C. Aufderheide, William H. Barker, Thomas G. Benedek, Georges C. Benjamin, Francis L. Black, Alfred Jay Bollet, Allen M. Brandt, Donald R. Brothwell, Peter J. Brown, Ann G. Carmichael, Carter K. Codell, Peter S. Y. Chen, Thomas S. N. Chen, James D. Cherry, Thomas E. Cone, Jr., Donald B. Cooper, Christine E. Cronk, Alfred W. Crosby, Scott F. Davies, Charles W. Denko, Christian Derouesné, Eric J. Devor, Wilbur G. Downs, Jacalyn Duffin, Howard Duncan, Frederick L. Dunn, Herbert L. DuPont, Peter C. English, J. Worth Estes, Elizabeth W. Etheridge, John Ettling, John Farley, Daniel M. Fox, David W. Fraser, Roger French, Donald E. Gilbertson, Clarence E. Grim, Otto R. Gsell, John S. Haller, Jr., Victoria Harden, Anne Hardy, Brian T. Higgins, Neal R. Holtan, Donald R. Hopkins, Patrick Horne, Joel Howell, Robert P. Hudson, Robert Jackson, William D. Johnston, Robert J. T. Joy, R. H. Kampmeier, Mary Karasch, Edward H. Kass, John L. Kemink, Robert Kim-Farley, K. F. Kiple, Joseph B. Kirsner, Ronald J. Knudson, Norman Kretchmer, J. A. Kwentus, Donald M. Larson, Charles W. LeBaron, Robert D. Leff, James C. C. Leisen, Jeffrey Levin, Jerrold E. Levy, Leslie Sue Lieberman, Maryinez Lyons, K. David Patterson, Diane Quintal, Oscar D. Ratnoff, R. T. Ravenholt, Richard B. Rothenberg, W. I. McDonald, Sally McMillen, Melinda Meade, James L. Newman, John K. NiParko, S. R. Palmer, Katherine Park, Bernard M. Patten, Gordon J. Piller, Jacques Poirier, Heather Munro Prescott, Todd Savitt, Clark T. Sawin, James McSherry, Dale Smith, Reinhard S. Speck, R. Ted Steinbock, David N. Taylor, Steven A. Telian, Bradford Towne, Oscar Urteaga-Ballon, James Whorton, Lise Wilkinson, Thomas Wilson, H. V. Wyatt

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