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The Cambridge World History of Human Disease

The Cambridge World History of Human Disease

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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521332866

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  • Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease traces the concept of disease throughout history and in each major world region. It offers the history and geography of each significant human disease--both historical and contemporary--from AIDS to yellow fever, and touches on the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight disease. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease offers an extraordinary glimpse of what is known about human health as the twenty-first century begins. This important book is now being reissued with a fresh new jacket design.

    • Traces the roots of medicine and disease throughout history, covering all major regions of the world and every significant human disease
    • The most comprehensive volume of its kind since August Hirsch's Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology was published in 1880
    • Accesible to laymen and specialists alike
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The Cambridge World History of Human Disease is probably the single most valuable reference work for any scholar of human health and medicine....[T]his work covers an enormous range of biology, history, anthropology, and epidemiology with impressive depth." Lawrence M. Schell et al., American Journal of Human Biology

    "The publication of this epoch-making book testifies to the range and the maturity of contemporary scholarship in the history of medicine. It will quickly become indispensable to students of epidemiology and related fields." Gary B. Ferngren, New England Journal of Medicine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521332866
    • length: 1200 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 218 x 59 mm
    • weight: 2.91kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus. 22 maps 59 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Medicine and Disease: An Overview: Part II. Changing Concepts of Health and Disease: Part III. Medical Specialities and Disease Prevention: Part IV. Measuring Health: Part V. The History of Human Disease in the World Outside Asia: Part VI. The History of Human Disease in Asia: Part VII. The Geography of Human Disease: Part VIII. The Major Human Diseases Past and Present.

  • Editor

    Kenneth F. Kiple, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

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