Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

by Tom Koch
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Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

Mapping is a way of thinking about abstract things in a graphic and practical way, says geographer, gerontologist, and bioethicist Koch (U. of British Columbia), and the things he considers here are the nature and diffusion of diseases, the ways viruses and bacteria spread through a neighborhood or around the world. The underlying objective is to understand the relationship between between viral or bacterial communities and their human hosts, and the environment that inhibits or encourages that relationship. He begins with maps of the plague in the 17th century, and proceeds to Geographical Information System and mapping current diseases. Distributed in the US by the Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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
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


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