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Epidemiology and culture

Author: James A Trostle
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how practitioners in the emerging field of 'cultural epidemiology' describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease. By unpacking many common disease risks and epidemiologic categories, it reveals unexamined assumptions and shows how sociocultural context influences measurement of disease.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trostle, James A., 1954-
Epidemiology and culture.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004051869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Trostle
ISBN: 0511110995 9780511110993
OCLC Number: 271790054
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Epidemiology and Culture; 1 Introduction; I. Patterns of Disease and Patterns of Culture; II. Epidemiology and Medical Anthropology; III. An Integrated Cultural-Epidemiological Approach; FOR FURTHER READING; 2 The Origins of an Integrated Approach in Anthropology and Epidemiology; I. Scientific Attention to the Social Environment in the Nineteenth Century; II. Epidemiology and Medical Anthropology in Collaboration.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 13.
Responsibility: James A. Trostle.

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This book shows how practitioners in the emerging field of 'cultural epidemiology' describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease. By unpacking many common disease risks and epidemiologic categories, it reveals unexamined assumptions and shows how sociocultural context influences measurement of disease.

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