medical geography


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medical geography

The study of disease patterns as influenced by regional or global climate, microbiology, pollution, or other environmental factors; the relationship between the health of populations and the places in which they live.

medical geography

The relationship between geographic factors and disease. With the growth of world travel, medical geography has assumed ever-increasing importance in the contexts of both public health and research.
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Ryan is an associate professor of medical geography in the Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida; her research focuses on quantitative spatial ecology at the human interface and its implications for disease, conservation, and management.
Formerly titled Medical Geography, this textbook surveys health and medical geography, its historical roots; its methods, including mapping sciences, methods that measure the spread of disease, and genetic methods; how food behaviors and living environments impact health; environmental, weather, and climate impacts on health; and geographic aspects related to the provision of health services and access to health care.
In his book, The History of Infectious Disease in Pandemics in Urban Societies, Hardt examines infectious diseases from the perspective of demography and medical geography.
For naval healers, the "implacable situatedness of morbidity and mortality" (7)--a phrase borrowed from Charles Rosenberg--served as powerful reminders of the usefulness of hygiene and medical geography even after the acceptance of the germ theory of disease and medical parasitology.
Contract notice: Design, Organization And Coordination Of The International Congress "International Medical Geography Symposium" From 2 To 7 July 2017 In Angers
As I was reading the introductory chapter to Perspectives in Medical Geography, the editor referred more than once to special issues of a journal.
Dutt has worked on issues related to medical geography, tropical diseases and AIDS.
Thus, geography is no longer a simple school discipline and regains its rightful role among the sciences and interdisciplinary called to take part actively in the new challenges facing humanity: ecology, sociology, economic sciences, and medical geography.
1972), "Atlases in Medical Geography 1950-1970: A Review," Medical Geography.
Garrison, Fielding, Medical Geography and Geographic Medicine, Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol.
Using tools and approaches of medical geography, the present study describes in geographically contextualized detail particular ecologically grounded human-plant relations that undergird this system by following the dispensation to patients of a batch of cannabis flowers propagated by cloning.
Among them are a humanistic geographer, a quantitative geographer, a pioneer of modeling in medical geography, several regional geographers, and an experimental poststructuralist.