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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology
     

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology

by Arthur C. Aufderheide, Conrado Rodriguez-Martin
 

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This book was first published in 1998. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology is a major reference work for all those interested in identification of disease in human remains. Many diseases leave characteristic lesions and deformities on human bones, teeth and soft tissues that can be identified many years after death. This comprehensive volume includes

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This book was first published in 1998. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology is a major reference work for all those interested in identification of disease in human remains. Many diseases leave characteristic lesions and deformities on human bones, teeth and soft tissues that can be identified many years after death. This comprehensive volume includes most conditions producing effects recognizable with the unaided eye. Detailed lesion descriptions and over 300 photographs facilitate disease recognition and each condition is placed in context with discussion of its history, antiquity, etiology, epidemiology, geography, and natural history. Diseases affecting the soft tissues are also included as these are commonly present in mummified remains. This book will be an indispensable resource for paleopathologists, anthropologists, physicians, archaeologists, demographers, and medical historians alike.

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Journal of the American Medical Association
Aufderheide and Rodriguez-Martin are to be congratulated for producing such a well-integrated text full of interesting insights concerning the multidisciplinary field of paleopathology: old controversies are summarized, new techniques are described, and many diseases not yet recognized in ancient remains are included with the expectation that refined analysis of ancient human remains will aid in their diagnosis.
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"All human life, death, and disease is here, meticulously described and remorselessly illustrated in forensic detail. This is an indispensable guide to the downside of being human." New Scientist

"This book is a valuable source of information mainly for physical anthropologists, historians, and students not familiar with modern human pathology. The references are excellent and cover worldwide topics related to this subspecialty." Modern Pathology

"This is a well illustrated and written text on all the aspects of human paleopathology from 'abortion' to 'zimenematosis'. A well indexed world class reference." Journal of American Association of Forensic Dentists

"The two medical authors have produced a major reference work for all who are interested in the history of disease and the identification of specific conditions in skeletal and mummified soft tissue remains. Aufderheide and Rodríguez-Martín are to be congratulated for producing such a well-integrated text full of interesting insights concerning the multidisciplinary field of paleopathology: old controversies are summarized, new techniques are described, and many diseases not yet recognized in ancient remains are included with the expectation that refined analysis of ancient human remains will aid in their diagnosis." R. Ted Steinbock, MD, Journal of the American Medical Association

"[The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology] will be valuable to archaeologists, osteologists, paleopathologists, demographers, and medical historians. University and college libraries must add this to their collections because it offers new perspectives on the analysis of disease in past and present populations." Choice

"...the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology should be a welcomed addition to the library of any paleopathology professional, upper-level graduate student interested in paleopathology or archaeologist with an advanced understanding of human anatomy." Jennifer Yaeger Fillion, SAS Bulletin

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ISBN-13:
9781107702288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2011
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25 MB
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