(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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

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Since the 19th 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 ranges


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 30, no4 [pp. 490-512]

Bibliographic references : 87 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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