Social and Community Medicine for Students - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433201205, 9781483182995

Social and Community Medicine for Students

1st Edition

Authors: Una MacLean
eBook ISBN: 9781483182995
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 190
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Social and Community Medicine for Students presents an extensive examination of the application of medical sociology to community treatment. It discusses the principles behind the scope and methods of epidemiology. It addresses studies in attitudes and illness. Some of the topics covered in the book are the sick role in Western Societies; sickness behavior in a traditional society; statistics vital to social medicine; geographical pathology of cancer; scope and methods of epidemiology; possibilities and limitations of health education; and health in industry and external disability. The definition and description of social provisions for health and welfare are fully covered. An in-depth account of the common features and development of social medicine are provided. The epidemiology of the cancer of the esophagus is completely presented. A chapter is devoted to description and diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease. Another section focuses on the practical applications of social medicine. The book can provide useful information to doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents


Chapter I Introduction. Some Common Features of Social Medicine, Past and Present

Chapter II Medical Sociology I. The Sick Role in Western Societies

Chapter HI Medical Sociology II. Sickness Behavior in a Traditional Society

Chapter IV Statistics Vital to Social Medicine

Chapter V The Scope and Methods of Epidemiology

Chapter VI Descriptive Epidemiology: the Geographical Pathology of Cancer

Chapter VII The Epidemiology of Ischaemic Heart Disease

Chapter VIII The Epidemiology of Mental Illness: Problems of Definition and Method

Chapter IX Attitudes and Illness

Chapter X The Possibilities and Limitations of Health Education

Chapter XI Children at Risk

Chapter XII Health in Industry and Disability outside It

Chapter XIII Social Provisions for Health and Welfare




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