A Companion to Health and Medical Geography

A Companion to Health and Medical Geography

Editor(s): Tim Brown, Sara McLafferty, Graham Moon

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405170031

Online ISBN: 9781444314762

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314762

About this Book

This Companion provides a comprehensive account of health and medical geography and approaches the major themes and key topics from a variety of angles.

  • Offers a unique breadth of topics relating to both health and medical geography
  • Includes contributions from a range of scholars from rising stars to established, internationally renowned authors
  • Provides an up-to-date review of the state of the sub-discipline
  • Thematically organized sections offer detailed accounts of specific issues and combine general overviews of the current literature with case study material
  • Chapters cover topics at the cutting edge of the sub-discipline, including emerging and re-emerging diseases, the politics of disease, mental and emotional health, landscapes of despair, and the geography of care

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Debates in Health and Medical Geography

    1. Chapter 4

      Doubting Dualisms (pages 55–78)

      Michael L. Dorn, Carla C. Keirns and Vincent J. Del Casino

  2. Part II: Disease

    1. Chapter 7

      Infectious Disease Diffusion (pages 111–132)

      Clive E. Sabel, Dennis Pringle and Anders Schærström

  3. Part III: Health and Wellbeing

  4. Part IV: Public Health and Health Inequalities

    1. Chapter 18

      Health Geography and Public Health (pages 323–345)

      Sarah Curtis, Dr Mylène Riva and Professor Mark Rosenberg

  5. Part V: Health Care and Caring

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