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Public health at the crossroads : achievements and prospects

Author: R Beaglehole; R Bonita
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book is an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its recent development.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beaglehole, R.
Public health at the crossroads.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003065260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Beaglehole; R Bonita
ISBN: 0511211783 9780511211782 0521832918 9780521832915 052154047X 9780521540476 0511217153 9780511217159 0511208200 9780511208201 0511215363 9780511215360
OCLC Number: 144618560
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Part I. Global Health: 1. Health, disease and the health transition; 2. Global health: past trends and present challenges; 3. Contemporary global health issues; Part II. Epidemiology: 4. Evolution of epidemiology: ideas and methods; 5. The current state of epidemiology: achievements and limitations; 6. Challenges for epidemiology; Part III. Public Health: 7. Public health themes: historical and contemporary; 8. Public health organisation and practice in wealthy countries; 9. Public health organisation and practice in poor countries; 10. Public health at the crossroads; Index.
Responsibility: Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita.

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