Encyclopedia of Public Health

Encyclopedia of Public Health

Book - 2002
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This four-volume reference offers the lay reader information about important aspects of the sciences, arts, practical skills, organization, essential functions, and historical traditions of the public health field. Approximately 900 alphabetically arranged entries range in length from about 100 words defining basic elements of the field to several thousand words on each of the most important sectors and disciplines involved. Topics are viewed in the context of community, whether local, national or global. They include administration and agencies of public health; communicable and noncommunicable diseases and conditions; injuries and violence; oral, international, and environmental health; epidemiology; statistics; behavioral and community health sciences; personal health services; history, philosophy, and ethics; nutrition; laboratory services; and public health and the law. Suitable for high school and above. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA/Gale Group Thomson Learning, 2002
ISBN: 9780028653549
Branch Call Number: REF 362.103 ENCYC
Characteristics: <3 > : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Breslow, Lester


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