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Public health in Asia and the Pacific : historical and comparative perspectives

Author: Milton James Lewis; Kerrie L Macpherson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Routledge advances in Asia-Pacific studies, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a comprehensive look at public health across Asia and the Pacific. Will appeal to those studying public health from both a sociological and bio-medical perspective, as well as Asian studies scholars. M J Lewis, University Sydney, Australia.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton James Lewis; Kerrie L Macpherson
ISBN: 9780415359627 0415359627 9780203007563 0203007565
OCLC Number: 123053467
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Public health in Asia and the Pacific : an introduction / Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson --
Invisible borders : Hong Kong, China and the imperatives of public health / Kerrie L. MacPherson --
History of public health in modern Japan : the road to becoming the healthiest nation in the world / Masahira Anesaki --
A history of public health in Korea / In-Sok Yeo --
History of public health in modern India : 1857-2005 / Radhika Ramasubban --
Public health in Thailand : changing medical paradigms and disease patterns in political and economic context / Paul T. Cohen --
'Could confinement be humanised'? : a modern history of leprosy in Vietnam / Laurence Monnais --
Conflict and collaboration in public health : the Rockefeller Foundation and the Dutch colonial government in Indonesia / Terence H. Hull --
The political determinants of public health in Timor-Leste : foreign domination and the path to independence / Sue Ingram --
From colonial economy to social equity : history of public health in Malaysia / Kai Hong Phua and Mary Lai Lin Wong --
From colony to global city : public health strategies and the control of disease in Singapore / Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Kai Hong Phua, and Kelly Fu --
Public health and the clash of cultures : the Philippine cholera epidemics / Willie T. Ong --
Public health in Australia from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century / Milton J. Lewis --
Papua New Guinea : epidemiological transition, public health and the Pacific / Vicki Luker --
History of public health in Pacific Island countries / Richard Taylor.
Series Title: Routledge advances in Asia-Pacific studies, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Milton J. Lewis and Kerrie L. MacPherson.
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