Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains / Edition 2

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Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment of pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. There is much that ancient skeletal remains can reveal to the modern orthopaedist, pathologist, forensic anthropologist, and radiologist about the skeletal manifestations of diseases that are rarely encountered in modern medical practice. Beautifully illustrated with over 1,100 photographs and drawings, this book provides essential text and materials on bone pathology, which will improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology. It also provides time depth to our understanding of the effect of disease on past human populations.

Key Features
• Comprehensive review of skeletal diseases encountered in archeological human remains
• More than 1100 photographs and line drawings illustrating skeletal disease including both microscopic and gross features
• Based on extensive research on skeletal paleopathology in many countries for over 35 years
• Review of important theoretical issues in interpreting evidence of skeletal disease in archeological human populations

Audience: Bioanthropologists, paleopathologists, physical anthropologists, and any professional or researcher working in anthropology and archeology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I strongly recommend this book."

"This is a comprehensive book that is rare in its field. Highly recommended."
-E-STREAMS (November 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125286282
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 645
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The Biology of Skeletal Tissues
3 Background Data in Paleopathology
4 Methods Used in the Analysis of Skeletal Lesions
5 Recent Advances in Bone, Dentin, and Enamel Biochemistry
6 Light Microscopic Analysis in Skeletal Paleopathology
7 Theoretical Issues in Paleopathology
8 Trauma
9 Infectious Diseases: Introduction, Biology, Osteomyelitis, Periostitis, Brucellosis, Glanders, and Septic Arthritis
10 Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis and Leprosy
11 Infectious Diseases: Treponematosis and Other Bacterial Infectious Diseases
12 Infectious Diseases: Mycotic, Viral, and Multicelled Parasitic Diseases of the Human Skeleton
13 Circulatory Disturbances
14 Reticuloendothelial and Hematopoietic Disorders
15 Metabolic Disorders
16 Endocrine Disturbances
17 Miscellaneous Bone Diseases
18 Congenital and Neuromechanical Abnormalities of the Skeleton
19 Skeletal Dysplasias and Related Diseases
20 Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions of Bone
21 Osteoarthritis and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
22 Erosive Arthropathies, Enthesopathies, and Miscellaneous Pathological Conditions of Joints
23 Dental Disease and Miscellaneous Pathological Conditions of Jaws
Literature Cited
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