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Public Health in Asia and the Pacific

Historical and Comparative Perspectives

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The Asia-Pacific region has not only the greatest concentration of population but is, arguably, the future economic centre of the world. Epidemiological transition in the region is occurring much faster than it did in the West and many countries face the emerging problem of chronic diseases at the same time as they continue to grapple with communicable diseases. This book explores how disease patterns and health problems in Asia and the Pacific, and collective responses to them, have been shaped over time by cultural, economic, social, demographic, environmental and political factors. With fourteen chapters, each devoted to a country in the region, the authors take a comparative and historical approach to the evolution of public health and preventive medicine, and offer a broader understanding of the links in a globalizing world between health on the one hand and culture, economy, polity and society on the other. Public Health in Asia and the Pacific presents the importance of the non-medical context in the history of human disease, as well as the significance of disease in the larger histories of the region. It will appeal to scholars and policy makers in the fields of public health, the history of medicine, and those with a wider interest in the Asia-Pacific region.

Author Biography

Milton J. Lewis, an historian of medicine and public health, was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health, 1989- 2006 and is now at the Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney. Kerrie L. MacPherson is an Associate Professor of History in the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, the University of Hong Kong.
Release date NZ
October 17th, 2007
Contributors
Edited by Kerrie L. Macpherson Edited by Milton J. Lewis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 Line drawings, black and white; 8 Tables, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
304
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780415359627
Product ID
6110081

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