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Epidemiology and culture

Author: James A Trostle
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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. It uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe past and present collaborations between anthropology and epidemiology."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Trostle
ISBN: 0521790506 9780521790505 0521793890 9780521793896
OCLC Number: 61361361
Description: xvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The origins of an integrated approach in anthropology and epidemiology --
Disease patterns and assumptions: unpacking variables --
Cultural issues in measurement and bias --
Anthropological contributions to the study of cholera --
Anthropological and epidemiological collaboration to help communities become healthier --
Perceiving and representing risk --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medical anthropology, 13.
Responsibility: James A. Trostle,
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