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The changing face of disease: implications for society
  1. Shona Wynd

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    Nick Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters, Stephen T McGarvey, eds. Florida: Boca Raton, 2004, $89.95, pp 208. ISBN 0-415-32280-4

    The Changing Face of Disease is a collection of papers originally presented at the 43rd Society for the Study of Human Biology symposium. While underpinned by a human biology view of the world, the collection makes strides towards presenting arguments from a public health oriented, global burden of disease perspective. It is well targeted to human biologists who have an interest in the socioeconomic and political factors influencing their work.

    The book has 23 contributors, 12 chapters, and is divided into two main parts: Historical aspects and Current challenges. It contains a list of the 20 figures, and another of the 15 tables. Nick Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters, and Stephen T McGarvey have edited the book with a clear direction in mind. The introduction provides a backdrop to the evolution of the …

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