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Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Four Volume Set
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March 2008 | 2 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive A to Z, inter-disciplinary, one-stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with some 1,200 articles in 2000 pages, the encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. Pedagogical elements of the encyclopedia include an in-depth chronology detailing advances in health through history, a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations.

"The impact of health issues is complex, vast, and diverse-from the health effects of global warming to new strains of infectious diseases. Encompassing four volumes and containing more than 1200 articles, this comprehensive, interdisciplinary A-to-Z encyclopedia examines nearly 20 topics ranging from children's, men's, and women's health to diseases, procedures and therapies, and research. Coverage is global: the set gives various countries' health statuses and compares the mortality rates of infectious and noncommunicable diseases in both developing and developed countries. Additionally, there are biographies of major doctors and researchers; profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations; descriptions of drugs and operations; and articles on national health policies. The articles, written by scholars and by general editor Zhang (environmental health sciences, Yale Sch. of Public Health), each range from one to three pages in length and include clear and well-organized descriptions of conditions. Helpful See also references to other articles, bibliographies with extensive online references, a glossary of health definitions, thorough bibliographic citations, and indexes complete the text. BOTTOM LINE A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library."
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