Global Medical Geography
Medical geography is an area of research that incorporates geographic techniques into the study of health around the world. Medical geography also studies the impact of climate and location on an individual's health, as well as the distribution of health services. It is an important branch of human geography because it aims to provide an understanding of health problems and improve the health of people worldwide, based on the various geographic factors influencing them. This essential reader - compiled in honor of Professor Yola Verhasselt - reviews the progress and current state of medical geography. With its wide ranging and international appeal, the festschrift is divided into six sections, and includes: conceptual and methodological aspects of medical geography * case studies on disease ecology * studies in health care geography * case studies on development and health * studies on women's health * the progress made in the field of medical geography in Germany, Italy, and India.
Publication Date: 6/1/2010