The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0511074158
  • ISBN-13: 9780511074158
  • DDC: 616.009
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 426 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released August 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Human Disease makes this last section available to a wider general audience. It condenses the essays into shorter entries, with up-to-date information on AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola virus disease, and tuberculosis. The Dictionary also makes available three chapters on 'Heart-Related Diseases', 'Cancer', and 'Genetic Disease'. This Dictionary contains contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists from all over the globe, making it a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.

This dictionary comprises a history and description of the world's major diseases in chapters that are organized alphabetically from 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)' to 'Yellow Fever'. With contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists, this is a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.

Originally published in print format in 2003.

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Acknowledgments.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
2: African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness).
3: Ainhum.
4: Alzheimer's Disease.
5: Amebic Dysentery.
6: Anemia.
7: Anorexia Nervosa.
8: Anthrax.
9: Apoplexy and Stroke.
10: Arboviruses.
11: Arenaviruses.
12: Arthritis (Rheumatoid).
13: Ascariasis.
14: Bacillary Dysentery.
15: Beriberi.
16: Black Death.
17: Black and Brown Lung Disease.
18: Bleeding Disorders.
19: Botulism.
20: Brucellosis (Malta Fever, Undulant Fever).
21: Bubonic Plague.
22: Cancer.
23: Carrión's Disease (Oroya Fever).
24: Catarrh.
25: Cestode Infection.
26: Chagas' Disease.
27: Chlorosis.
28: Cholera.
29: Cirrhosis.
30: Clonorchiasis.
31: Croup.
32: Cystic Fibrosis.
33: Cytomegalovirus Infection.
34: Dengue.
35: Diabetes.
36: Diarrheal Diseases (Acute).
37: Diphtheria.
38: Down Syndrome.
39: Dracunculiasis.
40: Dropsy.
41: Dysentery.
42: Dyspepsia.
43: Ebola Virus Disease.
44: Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis).
45: Eclampsia.
46: Emphysema.
47: Encephalitis Lethargica.
48: Enterobiasis.
49: Epilepsy.
50: Ergotism.
51: Erysipelas.
52: Fascioliasis.
53: Fasciolopsiasis.
54: Favism.
55: Filariasis.
56: Fungus Infections (Mycoses).
57: Fungus Poisoning.
58: Gallstones (Cholelithiasis).
59: Gangrene.
60: Genetic Disease.
61: Giardiasis.
62: Glomerulonephritis (Bright's Disease).
63: Goiter.
64: Gonorrhea.
65: Gout.
66: Heart-Related Diseases.
67: Herpes Simplex.
68: Herpesviruses.
69: Histoplasmosis.
70: Hookworm Infection.
71: Huntington's Disease (Chorea).
72: Hypertension.
73: Infectious Hepatitis.
74: Infectious Mononucleosis.
75: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis).
76: Influenza.
77: Japanese B Encephalitis.
78: Lactose Intolerance and Malabsorption.
79: Lassa Fever.
80: Lead Poisoning.
81: Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis, Pontiac Fever, Legionella Pneumonia).
82: Leishmaniasis.
83: Leprosy (Hansen's Disease).
84: Leptospirosis.
85: Leukemia.
86: Lupus Erythematosus.
87: Lyme Borreliosis (Lyme Disease).
88: Malaria.
89: Marburg Virus Disease.
90: Mastoiditis.
91: Measles.
92: Meningitis.
93: Milk Sickness (Tremetol Poisoning).
94: Multiple Sclerosis.
95: Mumps.
96: Muscular Dystrophy.
97: Myasthenia Gravis.
98: Nematode Infection.
99: Onchocerciasis.
100: Ophthalmia (Trachoma, Conjunctivitis).
101: Osteoarthritis.
102: Osteoporosis.
103: Paget's Disease of Bone.
104: Paragonimiasis.
105: Parkinson's Disease (Parkinsonism).
106: Pellagra.
107: Periodontal Disease (Pyorrhea).
108: Pica.
109: Pinta.
110: Plague of Athens.
111: Pneumocystis Pneumonia (Interstitial Plasma Cell Pneumonia, Pneumocystosis).
112: Pneumonia.
113: Poliomyelitis.
114: Protein-Energy Malnutrition.
115: Protozoan Infection.
116: Puerperal Fever.
117: Q Fever.
118: Rabies.
119: Relapsing Fever.
120: Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.
121: Rickets and Osteomalacia.
122: Rickettsial Diseases.
123: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Related Diseases.
124: Rubella.
125: Saint Anthony's Fire.
126: Scarlet Fever.
127: Schistosomiasis.
128: Scrofula.
129: Scurvy.
130: Sickle-Cell Anemia.
131: Smallpox.
132: Streptococcal Diseases.
133: Strongyloidiasis.
134: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
135: Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome (Asian SUDS).
136: Sweating Sickness.
137: Syphilis.
138: Syphilis, Nonvenereal.
139: Tapeworm Infection.
140: Tay-Sachs Disease.
141: Tetanus.
142: Tetanus, Neonatal.
143: Tetany.
144: Toxoplasmosis.
145: Trematode Infection.
146: Trench Fever.
147: The Treponematoses.
148: Trichinosis.
149: Trichuriasis.
150: Tuberculosis.
151: Tularemia.
152: Typhoid Fever.
153: Typhomalarial Fever.
154: Typhus, Epidemic.
155: Typhus, Murine.
156: Typhus, Scrub (Tsutsugamushi).
157: Urolithiasis.
158: Varicella-Zoster Virus Disease (Chickenpox).
159: Whooping Cough.
160: Yaws.
161: Yellow Fever.
Name Index.
Subject Index.