Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine

Cartographies of Disease Maps Mapping and Medicine A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representation

  • Title: Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine
  • Author: Tom Koch
  • ISBN: 9781589481206
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish The historyA comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish The history of medical mapping is traced from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization Referencing maps older than John Snow s famous cholera maps of London in the mid 19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide.

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    1. An in-depth review of how maps have been used in the past to analyze disease incidence, spread, & causation, and to promote a better understanding of disease ecology. It was organized chronologically, which worked really well, because it was clear how the field evolved over time, and how each consequent piece of work built on that of its predecessors. The dozens of maps were brilliant to analyze & examine, and it was really interesting to see the field evolving from its beginnings centur [...]

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