Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

by Tom Koch
     
 


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.… See more details below

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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

Ch. 1Mapping and mapmaking1
Ch. 2Medical mapping : early histories15
Ch. 3Mapping and statistics : 1830-184941
Ch. 4John Snow : the London epidemics75
Ch. 5The cholera debate105
Ch. 6Map as intent : variations on John Snow129
Ch. 7Mapping legacy157
Ch. 8Public health : the divorce193
Ch. 9Disease ecologies : disease atlases215
Ch. 10Complex processes : diffusion and structure249
Ch. 11GIS and medical mapping283
Ch. 12Map thinking : an afterword327

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