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The Arc of Epidemiology

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia, and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology: Searching for the Causes of Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195101812
eISBN:
9780199864096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the evolution of causal research in epidemiology and how it influenced and was influenced by studies of psychiatric disorders. It discusses the three broad eras comprising the ... More


Basic Formal Ontology at Work

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We discuss the interplay between applied ontology and the use of web resources in scientific and other domains, and provide an account of how ontologies are implemented computationally. We provide an ... More


Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In Heat Advisory I examine climate change from a broad public health perspective, where health includes mental and social well-being in addition to climate-related changes in diseases. I begin from ... More


Cancers, Brain Disorders, and the Feminization of Boys: Can We Avoid Poisoning Our Children?

Carl F. Cranor

in Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190635756
eISBN:
9780190635787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635756.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Infectious diseases in the United States have declined while noninfectious diseases due to environmental factors or gene-environment interactions are increasing. Many noninfectious diseases, recently ... More


Sovereignty and the Microscope:: The Containment of the Manchurian Plague, 1910–11

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 addresses one question: why did four relatively independent developments of concern in this book—China’s increasing exposure to Western medicine, the greater control of epidemic diseases, ... More


Commentary: What is Expected of Public Health Ethics?

Taketoshi Okita

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0073
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The present discussion divides public health activities into two broad categories: countermeasures against acute infectious diseases, and health promotion measures. On countermeasures against acute ... More


Case Studies

George J. Armelagos and Dennis P. Van Gerven

in Life and Death on the Nile: A Bioethnography of Three Ancient Nubian Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054452
eISBN:
9780813053196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054452.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Chapter 6 presents case studies of diseases that afflict individuals rather than their communities at large. The conditions are presented in these categories: neoplastic diseases (cancers), ... More


Health and Disease: The Children

George J. Armelagos and Dennis P. Van Gerven

in Life and Death on the Nile: A Bioethnography of Three Ancient Nubian Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054452
eISBN:
9780813053196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054452.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter, we will present our research on the patterns of physiological stress and disease among the infants and children in our three Nubian communities. The discussion will begin with the ... More


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