Encyclopedia of Global Health
- Yawei Zhang - Yale University, USA
Clinical Medicine | Public Health | Public Health Education & Health Promotion
"The impact of health issues is complex, vast, and diverse-from the health effects of global warming to new strains of infectious diseases. Encompassing four volumes and containing more than 1200 articles, this comprehensive, interdisciplinary A-to-Z encyclopedia examines nearly 20 topics ranging from children's, men's, and women's health to diseases, procedures and therapies, and research. Coverage is global: the set gives various countries' health statuses and compares the mortality rates of infectious and noncommunicable diseases in both developing and developed countries. Additionally, there are biographies of major doctors and researchers; profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations; descriptions of drugs and operations; and articles on national health policies. The articles, written by scholars and by general editor Zhang (environmental health sciences, Yale Sch. of Public Health), each range from one to three pages in length and include clear and well-organized descriptions of conditions. Helpful See also references to other articles, bibliographies with extensive online references, a glossary of health definitions, thorough bibliographic citations, and indexes complete the text. BOTTOM LINE A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library."