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Infections, chronic disease, and the epidemiological transition : a new perspective

Author: Alex Mercer
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2014.
Series: Rochester studies in medical history, vol. 31.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the ongoing, worldwide epidemiological transition from acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases as the predominant causes of death, presenting a new theory on how chronic diseases have developed.
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Mercer, Alex.
Infections, chronic disease, and the epidemiological transition.
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014027696
(OCoLC)875239758
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Mercer
ISBN: 9781580468718 1580468713
OCLC Number: 897810162
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 338 pages).
Contents: Theoretical framework, data, and study outline : the concept of epidemiological transition --
A new infectious disease environment --
Mortality decline, food, and population growth : standard of living and nutrition --
Smallpox --
Typhus, typhoid, cholera, diarrhea, and dysentery --
Infant mortality --
Child mortality --
Tuberculosis --
Respiratory diseases --
Cardiovascular disease --
Cancer --
Other chronic diseases --
Epidemiological transition : a new perspective.
Series Title: Rochester studies in medical history, vol. 31.
Responsibility: Alexander Mercer.

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