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- DescriptionThe essays commissioned for this volume analyze the impact of city-living on health, focusing primarily on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, the book introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations. It assesses the primary determinants of well-being in cities, including the social and physical environments, diet, and health care and social services. The book includes chapters on the history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal on health, and the challenges facing cities in the developing world. It also examines conditions such as infectious diseases, violence and disasters, and mental illness.
- Author BiographyNicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Social Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. David Vlahov and Sandro Galea are Director and Associate Director of the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine; both also teach at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Vlahov is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health.
- PublisherVanderbilt University Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2006
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationTennessee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVanderbilt University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Edited byNicholas Freudenberg
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