The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1998 - Medical - 478 pages
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology is a major reference work for all those interested in the identification of disease in human remains. Many diseases leave characteristic lesions and deformities on human bones, teeth and soft tissues that can be identified many years after death. This comprehensive volume includes all conditions producing effects recognizable with the unaided eye. Detailed lesion descriptions and over 300 photographs and diagrams facilitate disease recognition and each condition is placed in context with discussion of its history, antiquity, etiology, epidemiology, geography, and natural history. Uniquely, diseases affecting the soft tissues are also included as these are commonly present in mummified remains.
  

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Contents

Genesis of paleopathology midnineteenth century
3
Part
11
Part Three
19
Part Four
51
Part Five
77
Part
93
Juvenile chronic arthritis
101
Part Seven
117
Mercury poisoning
320
Endocrine disorders
325
Part Eleven
345
Disorders of white blood cells
351
Part Twelve
357
Part Thirteen
371
Tumors of cartilage origin or differentiation
379
Tumors of fibrous connective tissue origin or differentiation
382

Leprosy
141
Osteomyelitis
172
Pneumonia
181
Trematodes flukes
244
Pulmonary diseases
262
Urinary diseases
281
Part Nine
305
Osteoporosis
314
Part Fourteen
393
Periodontal disorders
400
Part Fifteen
413
Hyperostosis frontalis interna
419
References
425
Index
463
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ARTHUR C. AUFDERHEIDE is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Rodriguez-Martin, Instituto Canario de Paleopatologia y Bioantropologia, Spain

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