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The Cambridge world history of human disease

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Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, this is the most comprehensive history of human disease since August Hirsch's monumental Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology in 1880. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease explores the patterns of disease throughout the world as well as the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight it. The volume traces the concept of disease as medicine developed from an art to a science, then addresses the history of disease in each major world region. The final and largest part offers the history and geography of each significant human disease - both historical and contemporary - from AIDS to yellow fever. A truly interdisciplinary history, it includes contributions from over 160 medical and social scientists from across the globe. 
1995 reprint of 1993 edition: a very large heavy book

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Author(s):
Kenneth F Kiple (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
286x218x59
EAN-13:
9780521332866
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780521332866
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
1176
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, this is the most comprehensive history of human disease since August Hirsch's monumental Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology in 1880. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease explores the patterns of disease throughout the world as well as the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight it. The volume traces the concept of disease as medicine developed from an art to a science, then addresses the history of disease in each major world region. The final and largest part offers the history and geography of each significant human disease - both historical and contemporary - from AIDS to yellow fever. A truly interdisciplinary history, it includes contributions from over 160 medical and social scientists from across the globe. 
1995 reprint of 1993 edition: a very large heavy book

Author(s):
Kenneth F Kiple (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
286x218x59
EAN-13:
9780521332866
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780521332866
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
1176
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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