Medical Geography, Second Edition / Edition 2

Medical Geography, Second Edition / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
159385160X
ISBN-13:
9781593851606
Pub. Date:
01/28/2005
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.

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Medical Geography, Second Edition / Edition 2

This essential text surveys the perspectives, methodologies, and theories that geographers use to address the subject of human health and disease. Wide ranging and international in scope, the volume synthesizes knowledge from across the social, physical, and biological sciences. Coverage includes the cultural ecology of disease; landscape epidemiology; developmental change and human health; biometeorology; disease ecology and spatial analysis in developed countries; spatial interaction in disease diffusion; health care resources, delivery systems, and planning; and research methodologies and data-analytic techniques. Throughout, clearly presented vignettes examine special issues and demonstrate the use of advanced statistical tools. The text is richly illustrated with tables, figures, and maps, including a four-page color insert.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593851606
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 501
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Melinda S. Meade is a professor of geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also an adjunct professor of epidemiology, a member of the ecology curriculum, and a fellow of the Carolina Population Center.

Robert J. Earickson, a medical geographer, is an emeritus professor of geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Chapter 1. Questions of Medical Geography
Chapter 2. The Human Ecology of Disease
Chapter 3. Landscape Epidemiology
Chapter 4. Developmental Change and Human Health
Chapter 5. The Biometeorology of Health Status
Chapter 6. The Pollution Syndrome
Chapter 7. Geographies of Disease in Economically Developed Areas
Chapter 8. Disease Diffusion in Space
Chapter 9. Health Care Delivery Systems Worldwide
Chapter 10. Distribution of Health Care Resources
Chapter 11. Accessibility, Utilization, and Health Services Planning
Chapter 12. Data, Measures, and Methodologies
Chapter 13. Scale, Spatial Analysis, and Geographic Visualization
Chapter 14. Concluding Words

Table of Contents

1. Questions of Medical Geography
2. The Human Ecology of Disease
3. Landscape Epidemiology
4. Developmental Change and Human Health
5. The Biometeorology of Health Status
6. The Pollution Syndrome
7. Geographies of Disease in Economically Developed Areas
8. Disease Diffusion in Space
9. Health Care Delivery Systems Worldwide
10. Distribution of Health Care Resources
11. Accessibility, Utilization, and Health Services Planning
12. Data, Measures, and Methodologies
13. Scale, Spatial Analysis, and Geographic Visualization
Concluding Words

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