The Cambridge World History of Human Disease / Edition 1

The Cambridge World History of Human Disease / Edition 1

by Kenneth F. Kiple
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521332869

ISBN-13: 9780521332866

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521332866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 2.32(d)

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.

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