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5th Edition

Lucas & Gilles' Short Textbook of Public Health Medicine for the Tropics

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ISBN 9781444151466
January 31, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
432 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

First published in 1973, this well-established textbook offers medical students and junior doctors a readable introduction to the principles of public health with special reference to the situation in the developing countries of the tropics.

This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent advances in public health, while retaining the popular approach of previous editions in stressing basic principles illustrated by selected examples highly pertinent to the regions in question.

Infectious diseases continue to feature strongly, and are grouped epidemiologically based on the mode of transmission and the public health approaches for their control. The fifth edition also features an expanded section on non-communicable diseases, including the global epidemiology of type II diabetes, chronic heart disease, and smoking-related diseases, with particular reference to the problems associated with their management in developing countries.

Written for those studying in, or planning to undertake work in, developing nations, the new edition continues to recognise the wide diversity in the situations seen in different countries and concentrates on delivering basic principles that can readily be adapted to local conditions.

Table of Contents

Concepts in Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Statistics: Information for Health
Communicable Diseases: Infections Through The Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Infections Through Skin And Mucous Membranes
Infections Through The Respiratory Tract
Arthropod-Borne Infections
Non-Communicable Disease: Health In Transition
Nutritional Disorders
Organization of Health Services
Approaches to Economic Evaluation
Family Health
Environmental Health
Health Promotion and Education
International Health Co-Operation

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Adetokunbo O. Lucas, Adjunct Professor of International Health, Harvard University, USA; Visiting Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK; Formerly Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Herbert M. Gilles, Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool, UK; Visiting Professor of Public Health, University of Malta; Formerly Professor & Dean, LSTM, Liverpool, UK and Formerly Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr Timothy O'Dempsey, Director of Humanitarian Studies and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Dr Taofeek Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University & Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria