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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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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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