Fb2 The Origins of Human Disease ePub
by Thomas McKeown
|Category:||Medicine and Health Sciences|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Pub (June 1, 1988)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1520 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1475 kb|
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The Origins of Human Disease. Original book cover, Basil Blackwell/Oxford, 1988.
The Origins of Human Disease. McKeown developed his theories over a period of more than three decades between 1955 and shortly before he died in 1988. In his last book, The Origins of Human Disease, published shortly after he died in 1988, he had found a milder tone to express his critical relativism of medicine and health. Here he had found the right balance between responding to legitimate criticism of the limitations of his thesis, without showing much mercy for unjust critics. McKeown challenged four theories about the increase of the western population since the 18th century
In his last and best book, The Origins of Human Disease, published shortly after he died in 1988, McKeown extended his theory with a vivid description of changing disease patterns since the period that people lived as hunters and gatherers, through the period of agriculture, followed b. .
by potentially preventable life-style related 'diseases of affluence' (smoking, obesity, diabetes) that, how cynical can it be, mainly affect the poor.
committed to retain 20160630. The original books is too bright.
Thomas McKeown (1912-1988) championed a provocative proposition, known as the McKeowon Thesis, which posited that . Wonderful analysis of human disease on affects on humanity. So much I did not learn until I read the book.
Thomas McKeown (1912-1988) championed a provocative proposition, known as the McKeowon Thesis, which posited that social and economic development played a far more important role in the improved health and welfare of human societies in the last few hundred years than targeted medical interventions. For example, the decline in major infectious diseases in the 19th century preceded the antibiotic era, progress that was propelled by improved nutrition, sanitation and distributive social policies.
This book is a history of the diseases of humankind and their causes from earliest times to the present day. It is a tour de force drawing upon the author's extensive work on the history of infection, as well upon evidence drawn from archaeology, history and demography. ISBN13: 9780631179382. Release Date: August 1991.
THOMAS McKEOWN, The origins ofhuman disease, Oxford and New York, Basil Blackwell, 1988, 8vo, pp. vi, 233, £. vi, 233, £2. 0. Professor McKeown's Origins of human disease is another of these books on the biological history of humanity, but with a number of original twists in the now familiar tale of how we descended from the trees, built the Concorde, and now are living with the irony that we are better adapted physically and emotionally for tree-swinging that for supersonic travel. McKeown, though one of the finer historians, was in a way ahistorical, even "presentistic"; and, though deeply scientific in habits of thought, was in a way ascientific, too.
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Thomas McKeown, The Origins of Human Disease (New York: Basil Blackwell, 1988). Michael B. Oldstone, Viruses, Plagues, & History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). Noble David Cook, Born to Die (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Thomas McKeown, The Origins of Human Disease (New York: Basil Blackwell, 1988). Noble David Cook, Born to Die (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). Jonathan B. Tucker, Scourge (New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2001). Andrew Spielman and Michael D’Antonio, Mosquito (New York: Hyperion, 2001). Arno Karlen, Man and Microbes (New York: Putnam, 1995). Richard Kluger, Ashes to Ashes (New York: Vintage, 1997).