The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease

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Cambridge University Press
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7.18 X 10.02 X 1.28 inches | 2.03 pounds

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About the Author
Kenneth F. Kiple is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His edited collections include The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease (2003); The Cambridge World History of Food (2000, with Kriemhild Conee Ornelas); Biological Consequences of European Expansion 1450-1800 (1997, with Stephen V. Beck); Plague, Pox, and Pestilence: Disease in History (1997); The Cambridge History of World Disease (1993); and The African Exchange: Toward a Biological History of Black People (1987). Kiple is author of The Caribbean Slave: A Biological History (1984); Another Dimension to the Black Diaspora: Diet, Disease, and Racism (1981); and Blacks in Colonial Cuba 1774-1899 (1976, with Virginia Himmelsteib King). His considerable body of written works also includes numerous articles and essays in scholarly journals and books. His work has been supported with grants and fellowships from institutions including the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society and the National Institutes of Health.
Praise for Kiple's recent Cambridge World History of Food...
To read many of these esssays is to embark on a fascinating intellectual journey, if only because they illustrate not only what is known about individual diseases but what remains a mystery. ISIS
...probably the single most valuable reference work for any scholar of human health and medicine... American Journal of Human Biology
The paperback contains short, alphabetical entries from more than 100 medical and social scientists around the world written more in layman's terms than the original...In addition to serving as a resource for university medical history students, the book will appeal to the average reader. Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune
This is one of the best resources available for background and perspective on the diseases that afflict human beings ... Worth keeping close by for handy reference. Bloomsbury Review
An epicure fantasy encyclopedia come to life. Bon Appetit
It's hard not to feel a giggly kind of pleasure at the full extent of knowledge on display in the Cambridge World History of Food. ^The New Yorker
In a word: Wow...The World History of Food is part fascinating reading, part essential reference tool. What's not in here dosen't exist. USA Today
If you want to know more about what ailed your ancestors, this book will give you the details. For each disease--from AIDS to Yellow Fever--you'll learn about the common names, history, and symptoms and characteristics. This text's especially helpful if you're writing a family history and want to explain the symptoms of an ancestor's disease. Family Tree Magazine