|About the Book|
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge in 1993. The basis of this Dictionary is Part VIII, the last section of the work, that comprises a history and description of the worlds major diseases ofMoreThe Cambridge World History of Human Disease (CWHHD) was first published by Cambridge in 1993. The basis of this Dictionary is Part VIII, the last section of the work, that comprises a history and description of the worlds major diseases of yesterday and today in chapters organized alphabetically from Acquired Immune Deficient Syndrome (AIDS) to Yellow Fever. The last section of CWHHD has been fully revised and the essays have been condensed into shorter entries, with up-to-date information on AIDS, Alzheimers disease, Ebola, and Tuberculosis. The Dictionary also includes three chapters from other parts of the CWHHD on Heart-Related Diseases, Cancer, and Genetic Disease. Including contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists worldwide, the Dictionary is a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease. Kenneth Kiple is a distinguished professor of history at Bowling Green State University. His research and teaching interests include Latin America and the history of medicine, disease, and nutrition. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Institutes of Health. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of World Disease (Cambridge, 1993) and with Kriemhild Conee Ornelas, the award-winning Cambridge World History of Food (Cambridge, 2000).