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Expectations of life : a study in the demography, statistics, and history of world mortality

Author: H O Lancaster
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Destined to become a classic epidemiological study, EXPECTA-TIONS OF LIFE surveys world mortality, describing and ex-plaining the declines of mortality which have become especi-ally evident  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H O Lancaster
ISBN: 038797105X 9780387971056 354097105X 9783540971054
OCLC Number: 20015158
Description: xv, 605 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1 Mortality and the Evolution of Society.- 2 Identification and Classification of Diseases.- 3 Measurement of Mortality.- 4 Dynamics of Population Growth.- 5 Infectious Diseases.- 6 Intestinal Infectious Diseases.- 7 Tuberculosis.- 8 Zoonotic Bacterial Diseases.- 9 Other Bacterial Diseases.- 10 Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias.- 11 Viral Diseases Accompanied by Exanthem.- 12 Arthropod-borne Viral Diseases.- 13 Miscellaneous Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias.- 14 Rickettsioses.- 15 Malaria.- 16 Other Arthropod-borne Diseases.- 17 Syphilis and Other Venereal Diseases.- 18 Other Spirochetal Diseases and the Mycoses.- 19 Helminthiases.- 20 Neoplastic Diseases.- 21 Endocrine Diseases.- 22 Food, Malnutrition, Avitaminoses, and Famine.- 23 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs.- 24 Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System.- 25 Cardiovascular Diseases.- 26 Respiratory Diseases.- 27 Digestive Diseases.- 28 Genitourinary Diseases.- 29 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium.- 30 Diseases of the Skin and Supporting Tissue.- 31 Congenital Anomalies and Human Genetics.- 32 Perinatal and Infant Mortality.- 33 War.- 34 Injury and Poisoning.- 35 Child and Early Adult Mortality.- 36 Mortality by Age and Sex: The Adult Ages.- 37 The British Isles.- 38 Continental Europe.- 39 Norden.- 40 Asia.- 41 Oceania.- 42 America: Beginnings and Development.- 43 Latin America.- 44 Africa.- 45 The Role of Therapy in the Decline of Mortality.- 46 Hygiene and Ecology.- 47 Subpopulations and Classes.- 48 Changes in Mortality by Disease.- Epilogue.- Indices.
Responsibility: H.O. Lancaster.
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