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The Cambridge historical dictionary of disease / edited by Kenneth F. Kiple.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2003
Imprint:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 412 p. ; 25 cm.
Note:
Includes indexes.
Contents:
  • 1. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-- 2. African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness-- 3. Ainhum-- 4. Alzheimer's disease-- 5. Amebic dysentery n-- 6. Anemia-- 7. Anorexia Nervosa-- 8. Anthrax-- 9. Apoplexy and Stroke-- 10. Arboviruses-- 11. Arenaviruses-- 12. Arthritis (rheumatoid)-- 13. Ascariasis-- 14. Bacillary dysentery-- 15. Beriberi-- 16. The Black Death-- 17. Black and brown lung disease-- 18. Bleeding disorders-- 19. Botulism-- 20. Brucellosis (Malta Fever, Undulant Fever)-- 21. Bubonic plague-- 22. Cancer-- 23. Carrion's disease (Oroya fever)-- 24. Catarrh-- 25. Cestode infection-- 26. Chagas' disease-- 27. Chlorosis-- 28. Cholera-- 29. Cirrhosis-- 30. Clonorchiasis-- 31. Croup-- 32. Cystic Fibrosis-- 33. Cytomegalovirus infection-- 34. Dengue-- 35. Diabetes-- 36. Diarrheal diseases (Acute)-- 37. Diphtheria-- 38. Down Syndrome-- 39. Dracunculiasis-- 40. Dropsy-- 41. Dysentery-- 42. Dyspepsia-- 43. Ebola virus disease-- 44. Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis)-- 45. Eclampsia-- 46. Emphysema-- 47. Encephalitis Lethargica-- 48. Enterobiasis-- 49. Epilepsy-- 50. Ergotism-- 51. Erysipelas-- 52. Fascioliasis-- 53. Fasciolopsiasis-- 54. Favism-- 55. Filariasis-- 56. Fungus infections (Mycoses)-- 57. Fungus poisoning-- 58. Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)-- 59. Gangrene-- 60. Genetic disease Eric J. Devor-- 61. Giardiasis-- 62. Glomerulonephritis (Bright's disease)-- 63. Goiter-- 64. Gonorrhea-- 65. Gout-- 66. Heart-related diseases-- 67. Herpes Simplex-- 68. Herpesviruses-- 69. Histoplasmosis-- 70. Hookworm infection-- 71. Huntington's disease (Chorea)-- 72. Hypertension-- 73. Infectious hepatitis-- 74. Infectious Mononucleosis 75. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative, Colitis)-- 76. Influenza-- 77. Japanese B Encephalitis-- 78. Lactose intolerance and malabsorption-- 79. Lassa fever-- 80. Lead poisoning 81. Legionnaires' disease (Legionellosis, Pontiac Fever, Legionella Pneumonia)-- 82. Leishmaniasis-- 83. Leprosy (Hansen's disease)-- 84. Leptospirosis 85. Leukemia-- 86. Lupus Erythematosus-- 87. Lyme Borreliosis (Lyme Disease) 88. Malaria-- 89. Marburg virus disease-- 90. Mastoiditis-- 91. Measles-- 92. Meningitis-- 93. Milk sickness (tremetol poisoning)-- 94. Multiple Sclerosis-- 95. Mumps-- 96. Muscular dystrophy-- 97. Myasthenia Gravis-- 98. Nematode infection-- 99. Onchocerciasis-- 100. Ophthalmia (trachoma, conjunctivitis)-- 101. Osteoarthritis-- 102. Osteoporosis-- 103. Paget's disease of Bone-- 104. Paragonimiasis-- 105. Parkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)-- 106. Pellagra-- 107. Periodontal disease (Pyorrhea)-- 108. Pica-- 109. Pinta-- 110. Plague of Athens-- 111. Pneumocystis pneumonia (interstitial plasma cell pneumonia, pneumocystosis)-- 112. Pneumonia-- 113. Poliomyelitis-- 114. Protein-energy malnutrition-- 115. Protozoan infection-- 116. Puerperal fever-- 117. Q fever-- 118. Rabies-- 119. Relapsing fever-- 120. Rheumatic fever and Rheumatic heart disease-- 121. Rickets and Osteomalacia-- 122. Rickettsial diseases-- 123. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and related diseases-- 124. Rubella-- 125. Saint Anthony's Fire 126. Scarlet fever-- 127. Schistosomiasis-- 128. Scrofula-- 129. Scurvy-- 130. Sickle-Cell Anemia-- 131. Smallpox-- 132. Streptococcal diseases-- 133. Strongyloidiasis-- 134. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)-- 135. Sudden unexplained death syndrome (Asian SUDS)-- 136. Sweating sickness 137. Syphilis-- 138. Syphilis, nonvenereal-- 139. Tapeworm infection-- 140. Tay-Sachs disease-- 141. Tetanus-- 142. Tetanus, neonatal-- 143. Tetany-- 144. Toxoplasmosis-- 145. Trematode infection-- 146. Trench fever-- 147. The Treponematoses-- 148. Trichinosis-- 149. Trichuriasis-- 150. Tuberculosis-- 151. Tularemia-- 152. Typhoid fever-- 153. Typhomalarial fever-- 154. Typhus, epidemic-- 155. Typhus, Murine-- 156. Typhus, scrub (Tsutsugamushi)-- 157. Urolithiasis-- 158. Varicella-Zoster virus disease (Chickenpox)-- 159. Whooping cough-- 160. Yaws-- 161. Yellow fever.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Kiple, Kenneth F., 1939-
Subjects:
ISBN:
0521808340
0521530261
9780521808347
9780521530262

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