4th Edition

Short Textbook of Public Health Medicine for the Tropics, 4Ed

By Adetokunbo Lucas, Herbert Gilles Copyright 2002
    434 Pages 94 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    First published in 1973, Short Textbook of Public Health Medicine for the Tropics, Fourth Edition was designed to provide medical students and other trainees with an introduction to the principles of public health with special reference to the situation in developing countries of the tropics.

    Rather than attempting to provide a detailed comprehensive account, the book retains the approach from earlier editions that stresses basic principles illustrated by selected examples.

    Infectious diseases feature strongly in the textbook and diseases are grouped epidemiologically, based on the mode of transmission and the public health approaches for their control. This fourth edition also highlights the global epidemiology of Type II diabetes and effects from smoking as examples of the growing incidence of chronic disease in developing countries.

    Written primarily for the developing world, the book recognizes the wide diversity in the situation in developing countries and stresses basic principles that can be adapted to local situations.

    Health in the developing world
    Information for health
    Infections through the gastro-intestinal tract
    Infections through the skin and mucous membranes
    Infections through the respiratory tract
    Arthropod-borne infections
    Nutritional diseases
    Non-communicable diseases
    Policy, strategies and management of health services
    Family health
    Environmental health sanitation
    Health education
    International health collaboration.


    Adetokunbo Lucas, Herbert Gilles