Air, the Environment and Public Health

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Anthony Kessel explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems--conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical--in public health theory and practice. His book is a unique blend of public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy. Its multi-disciplinary approach will be of interest to students as well as professionals in public health, environmental health, medicine, history of medicine, environmental philosophy, and medical ethics.

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Air, the Environment and Public Health traces the theme of air and health from ancient civilisations to the present day. The book explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health. The book covers areas such as air and health in early civilisations, smoke pollution, modern air pollution epidemiology, and climate change. Blending public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy, the book will be of interest to those working or studying in public health, environmental health, medicine, history of medicine, and medical ethics.

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Anthony Kessel is Director of Public Health in Camden Primary Care Trust in London, and Senior Lecturer and Director of the 'International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights' in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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