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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: July 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530262

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  • The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1993 and reprinted in 2001. Part VIII, the last section of the work, comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters that are organized alphabetically from 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)' to 'Yellow Fever'. The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Human Disease makes this last section of CWHHD available to a wider general audience. It condenses the essays into shorter entries, information on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola virus disease, and tuberculosis. The Dictionary also makes available three chapters from other parts of the CWHHD on 'Heart-Related Diseases', 'Cancer', and 'Genetic Disease'. This Dictionary contains contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists from all over the globe, making it a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.

    • 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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    '… it is full of fascinating snippets … Put the entries together and you get a fine historical perspective from which to judge the panic over the 'global threat' posed by Sars or the risk posed by 'infectious immigrants.' Health Service Journal

    'Written for a wide audience, including health professionals and the general reader, this dictionary offers a clear understanding and intriguing history of human disease … an easy, accessible style … '. Reference Reviews

    '… the book is readable and provides a good introduction to the topics. The information is accessible and does not require prior knowledge. It can also be useful to have a potted history of disease in one volume. In terms of readership, it should be an excellent source for family historians and genealogists who would like to know more about the diseases suffered by their ancestors.' Annals of Human Biology

    '… readers … will effortlessly acquire a reliable basic understanding of each disease as it exists today, and of its emergence onto the biomedical stage … readers … particularly students, find themselves better prepared to tackle more complex and more specialized texts.' British Journal for the History of Science

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    • Date Published: July 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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