Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

by Tom Koch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589481208

ISBN-13: 9781589481206

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: ESRI Press


A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish.

Overview


A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. The history of medical mapping is traced--from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization. Referencing maps older than John Snow's famous cholera maps of London in the mid-19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589481206
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the second edition

Chapter 1 Mapping and map making
Chapter 2 Medical mapping: Early histories
Chapter 3 Mapping and statistics: 1830–1849
Chapter 4 John Snow: The London epidemics
Chapter 5 The cholera debate
Chapter 6 Map as intent: Variations on John Snow
Chapter 7 Mapping legacy
Chapter 8 Public health mapping and "sanitary sciences"
Chapter 9 Disease ecologies: Disease atlases
Chapter 10 Complex processes: Diffusion and structure
Chapter 11 GIS and medical mapping
Chapter 12 Map thinking redux
Chapter 13 Entr’acte
Chapter 14 Ebola in West Africa: When outbreaks threaten epidemic status

References
Index

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