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Author Shannon, Gary William.

Title Disease and medical care in the United States : a medical atlas of the twentieth century / Gary W. Shannon, Gerald F. Pyle.

Imprint New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  RA804 .S54 1993  1993    Available  ---
Description vii, 150 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Characteristics of the population at risk -- Historical overview -- Population changes -- Deaths and diseases -- Death registration area -- Medical care -- General population characteristics -- Population growth in the twentieth century -- Population pyramids -- Population density -- Racial composition -- Per capita income -- Geographic patterns of infirmity and mortality -- Lingering morbidity problems: tuberculosis and influenza -- Tuberculosis -- History -- Etiology -- Epidemiology -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Influenza -- Geography and influenza genetics -- International dimensions of the 1918-1919 pandemic -- Influenza in the 1920s -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Chronic disease mortality: an overview -- Geographic variation -- Coronary heart disease -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Male-to-female mortality ratios -- Cerebrovascular disease -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Cancer -- Lung cancer -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Breast cancer -- Etiology -- Macroscale geographic comparisons.
(cont) Geographic variations within the United States -- Stomach cancer -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Infant mortality -- Mortality trends -- Causes of deaths -- Advances in medical care -- Advances in public health and social reform -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- AIDS -- Etiology and possible international origins -- Geography of AIDS in the United States -- Need for primary prevention -- Alzheimer's disease -- Difficulties in diagnosis -- Prevalence -- Suspected risk factors -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Motor vehicle fatalities -- Development of the automobile industry -- Mortality rates -- Geographic patterns in mortality rates -- Medical care resources and treatment facilities -- Physician supply and distribution -- Nineteenth-century concerns -- Review and reform in the twentieth century -- Geographic patterns of physician distribution -- Dentist supply and distribution -- Geographic patterns of dentist distribution -- Distribution of hospitals -- Early hospital experience -- Hospital growth in the United States.
(cont) Geographic patterns in hospital bed distribution -- Distribution of mental health care -- Historical origins -- Geographic patterns in the distribution of mental health care.
Subject Medical geography -- United States -- Atlases.
Epidemiology -- United States -- Atlases.
Added Author Pyle, Gerald F.
ISBN 0028973712 (alk. paper)