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The Cambridge historical dictionary of disease

Author: Kenneth F Kiple
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1993 and reprinted in 2001. Part VIII, the last section of the work, comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters that are organized alphabetically from "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)" to "Yellow Fever". The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Cambridge historical dictionary of disease.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002031368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth F Kiple
ISBN: 9780511074158 0511074158 9780521808347 0521808340 9780521530262 0521530261
OCLC Number: 436845416
Notes: Includes indexes and graphical cross-reference mapper.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 412 pages).
Contents: 1 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) / Allan M. Brandt --
2 African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness) / Maryinez Lyons --
3 Ainhum / Donald B. Cooper --
4 Alzheimer's Disease / Joseph A. Kwentus --
5 Amebic Dysentery / K. David Patterson --
6 Anemia / Alfred Jay Bollet and Audrey K. Brown --
7 Anorexia Nervosa / Heather Munro Prescott --
8 Anthrax / Lise Wilkinson --
9 Apoplexy and Stroke / Jacques Poirier and Christian Derouesne --
10 Arboviruses / Wilbur G. Downs --
11 Arenaviruses / Wilbur G. Downs --
12 Arthritis (Rheumatoid) / Howard Duncan and James C.C. Leisen --
13 Ascariasis / K. David Patterson --
14 Bacillary Dysentery / K. David Patterson --
15 Beriberi / Melinda S. Meade --
16 Black Death / Katharine Park --
17 Black and Brown Lung Disease / Daniel M. Fox --
18 Bleeding Disorders / Oscar D. Ratnoff --
19. Botulism / William H. Barker --
20 Brucellosis (Malta Fever, Undulant Fever) / Lise Wilkinson --
21 Bubonic Plague / Ann G. Carmichael --
22 Cancer / Thomas G. Benedek and Kenneth F. Kiple --
23 Carrion's Disease (Oroya Fever) / Oscar Urteaga-Ballon --
24 Catarrh / Roger K. French --
25 Cestode Infection / K. David Patterson --
26 Chagas' Disease / Marvin J. Allison --
27 Chlorosis / Robert P. Hudson --
28 Cholera / Reinhard S. Speck --
29 Cirrhosis / Thomas S.N. Chen and Peter S.Y. Chen --
30 Clonorchiasis / K. David Patterson --
31 Croup / James D. Cherry --
32 Cystic Fibrosis / Thomas G. Benedek --
33 Cytomegalovirus Infection / R.H. Kampmeier --
34 Dengue / James McSherry --
35 Diabetes / Leslie Sue Lieberman --
36 Diarrheal Diseases (Acute) / Herbert L. DuPont --
37 Diphtheria / Ann G. Carmichael.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth F. Kiple.

Abstract:

The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1993 and reprinted in 2001. Part VIII, the last section of the work, comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters that are organized alphabetically from "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)" to "Yellow Fever". The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Human Disease makes this last section of CWHHD available to a wider general audience. It condenses the essays into shorter entries, with up-to-date information on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola virus disease, and tuberculosis. The Dictionary also makes available three chapters from other parts of the CWHHD on "Heart-Related Diseases", "Cancer", and "Genetic Disease". This Dictionary contains contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists from all over the globe, making it a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.
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