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"Encyclopedia of Global Health" ed. by Yawei Zhang
Sage Publications, Inc | 2008 | ISBN: 1412941865 | 2046 pages | PDF | 23 Mb
A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy. This book includes 1200 entries from "Abortion" to "Zoll. An alphabetical contents list is included in each volume. The thorough entries vary in length, and each one concludes with a bibliography and cross-references.
They cover a broad range of topics-physical and mental health; current health status in each country; biographies of key individuals; profiles of major medical institutes, organizations, corporations, and foundations; descriptions of major drugs and operations; and articles on national health policies. Volume one includes a helpful "Reader's Guide" that groups articles by theme and a chronology covering advances from 10,000 to 8000 B.C.E. through 2007.
Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents
Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries
Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge
Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries
Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology
Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations Key Themes ·
Drugs and Drug Companies
Organizations and Associations
Procedures and Therapies
Society and Health
The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a useful reference for health professionals, as well as for general populations, making it a must-have resource for any library.