Encyclopedia of Global Health
ed. by Yawei Zhang
Sage Publications, Inc | 2008 | ISBN: 1412941865 | 2046 pages | PDF | 23 Mb
A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy. This book includes 1200 entries from “Abortion” to “Zoll. An alphabetical contents list is included in each volume. The thorough entries vary in length, and each one concludes with a bibliography and cross-references.
They cover a broad range of topics-physical and mental health; current health status in each country; biographies of key individuals; profiles of major medical institutes, organizations, corporations, and foundations; descriptions of major drugs and operations; and articles on national health policies. Volume one includes a helpful “Reader’s Guide” that groups articles by theme and a chronology covering advances from 10,000 to 8000 B.C.E. through 2007.
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