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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99
Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits, Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention-such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance-and... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00
Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England is a human story of medicine in 19th-century England. ItÕs a story of how a diverse and competitive assortment of apothecary apprentices, surgeons who learned their trade by doing, and physicians schooled in ancient Greek medicine but lacking in any actual experience with patients, was gradually... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 64.99
Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Edition gives an authoritative overview of the social and economic factors which are known to be the most powerful determinants of population health in modern societies. Written by acknowledged experts in each field, it provides accessible summaries of the scientific justification for isolating different aspects of... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00
The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame.... more...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 17.95
Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feeling?so common in the United States?that modern societies, despite... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and emerge from poverty, if they enjoy better health. Healthy populations are a precondition for sustainable development. Using a novel combination of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 26.00
A short but authoritative study of disease, medicine and their impact on English society. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 119.00
Amid its growing diversity and shifting demographics, the U.S. is still home to glaring health inequities by race, ethnicity, and class. Yet while it is customary to identify poverty as their root cause, other complex mechanisms are involved in their perpetuation. Based on recent major studies on African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 25.99
We?re a nation in love with the drama of the medical world?from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine , William Hanson brings to life the fascinating true world of doctors and nurses and reveals the revolutionary changes that will soon be sweeping through the medical community: pharmacies that double... more...