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Cities and the Health of the Public.

Cities and the Health of the Public.


Freudenberg, Nicholas, ed.

Pap. Nashville, 2006

Book ID: 67135

The 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.

364 pp., illus.