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Health, place and society / Mary Shaw, Daniel Dorling, Richard Mitchell ; preface by Peter Haggett.

By: Shaw, Mary, 1968- [author.].
Contributor(s): Dorling, Daniel | Mitchell, Richard, 1972-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Harlow, England : New York : Prentice Hall, 2002Description: x, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0130164550 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Medical geography | Social medicine | Environmental healthDDC classification: 614.42 SHA
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction Ch. 2. Health, place and society: an historical perspective Ch. 3. Mapping and measuring Ch. 4. The social and spatial patterning of health Ch. 5. Health inequalities: composition or context? Ch. 6. Health and social/​spatial mobility Ch. 7. Putting research into context: from cholera to good health for all.
Summary: This text focuses on the empirical, outlining the main research questions in medical geography, addressing how these can be investigated and then reviewing what is known about the issue. The authors explore traditional issues of medical geography, but also examine key issues in medical sociology--Publisher's blurb.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. Introduction
Ch. 2. Health, place and society: an historical perspective
Ch. 3. Mapping and measuring
Ch. 4. The social and spatial patterning of health
Ch. 5. Health inequalities: composition or context?
Ch. 6. Health and social/​spatial mobility
Ch. 7. Putting research into context: from cholera to good health for all.

This text focuses on the empirical, outlining the main research questions in medical geography, addressing how these can be investigated and then reviewing what is known about the issue. The authors explore traditional issues of medical geography, but also examine key issues in medical sociology--Publisher's blurb.

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