Soil, geography and human disease: a critical review of the importance of medical cartography

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dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Peter W.
dc.contributor.author Follansbee, M. H.
dc.contributor.author Smith, B.
dc.contributor.author Hunt, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T16:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T16:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams , P W , Follansbee , M H , Smith , B & Hunt , A 2006 , ' Soil, geography and human disease: a critical review of the importance of medical cartography ' Progress in Physical Geography , vol 30 , no. 4 , pp. 490-512 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0309-1333
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96642
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1763
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1763
dc.identifier.uri http://ppg.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/4/490 en
dc.description Abrahams, Peter, Follansbee, M.H., Hunt, A., Smith, B., (2006) 'Soil, geography and human disease: a critical review of the importance of medical cartography', Progress in Physical Geography 30(4) pp.490-512 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Soils have a profound impact on the causation and geographical distribution of human disease and well-being. However, because of the multifactorial causes of illnesses, the impact of soils on health needs to be considered in light of the environment in its fullest sense. Since the nineteenth century, medical cartography has served as an epidemiological tool for investigating the links between soils and human well-being. Using examples, particularly the problems of soil-transmitted helminth infections, and iodine and selenium deficiency diseases, this paper shows how maps have been used to identify problem areas, stimulate the development of aetiological hypotheses, help in the planning and management of public health problems, and assess the impact of any beneficial strategies. en
dc.format.extent 23 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Progress in Physical Geography en
dc.title Soil, geography and human disease: a critical review of the importance of medical cartography en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0309133306pp493ra
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Other IGES Research en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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