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Cartographies of Disease (Maps, Mapping and Medicine)

Koch, Tom

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ISBN 10: 1589481208 / ISBN 13: 9781589481206
Published by ESRI Press, 2005
Used Condition: VG+ Soft cover
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388 pp. with illustrations, maps, references, index and more. The volume examines early medical mapping and statistics, myth and mapmaking, the development of medical geography. The author introduces the reader to those who have created maps of disease - how they develop, how they are identified, plus much more. Laminated pictorial cover. Bookseller Inventory # 38773

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Title: Cartographies of Disease (Maps, Mapping and ...

Publisher: ESRI Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:VG+

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A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. The history of medical mapping is traced—from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization. Referencing maps older than John Snow's famous cholera maps of London in the mid-19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide.

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Tom Koch is an adjunct professor of gerontology at Simon Fraser University, an associate with the David Lam Centre for International Communication, a bioethicist at the Canadian Down's Syndrome Society, and the director of Information Outreach, Ltd. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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