This fascinating work features such topics as the relationships between iodine deficiency and goiter, fluorine deficiency and caries, selenium deficiency and muscular degeneration, mercury surplus and specific nerve diseases, cadmium surplus and kidney failure. This one-of-a-kind volume reveals discoveries which may be of importance in future preventive medicine for man and animals. It shows that the comprehensive progress in chemical analyses has established a valuable basis for determining many environmental features and for the foundation of modern geomedicine. Those involved with geology, soil science, nutrition, biology, veterinary sciences, and prophylactic socio-medical sciences will find this resource indispensable.
Table of Contents
1.Preface 2. General Survey of Geomedicine 3. Deficiency of Mineral Nutrients for Mankind 4. Problems on Deficiency and Excess of Minerals in Animal Nutrition 5. Problems on Excess of Inorganic Chemical Compounds for Mankind 6. Geochemical Maps as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations 7. Registration of Geochemical Composition of Soils, Plants and Waters as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations 8. Medical Registration as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations 9. Pollution as a Geomedical Factor 10. Effects of Natural Ionizing Radiation 11. Effects of Radioactive Radiation Caused by Man 12. Physiological Aspects in Geomedicine 13. Zoonosis and Geomedical Factors 14. Geomedical Approaches in the Education of Physicians in Norway 15. Geomedical Approaches in Education of Veterinarians 16. Specific Geomedical Problems in Different Parts of the World.
Jul Lag was a professor at the Norwegian College of Agriculture from 1949 to 1985. He served as rector there from 1968 to 1971. He was the praeces of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1976 to 1984. He was a member and chairman of several public councils, boards, committees, both Norwegian and international, including Chairman of the Board of the Nordic Association of Agriculture Researchers 1957-59 and 1972 - 79, the Inter-Nordic Committee for Geomedisinsk Research 1978-1984, the Agricultural Scientific Research 1972-1973 and The Research Councils in 1972-73.