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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Chapters cover climate, geomorphology, soils, forestry, water and wetland resources, population geography and demographics, urban geography, medical, political and economic geography and geography and development.

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