Cities and Sickness: Health Care in Urban America, Volume 25

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SAGE Publications, 1983 - Medical - 303 pages
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This volume argues that in a society where the metropolis dominates, it is a sterile view only to see health, illness, prevention and care outside of the urban context. Opinions and contributions are drawn from economics, sociology, political science and health care planning. `Any college library that supports programs in economics, health administration, or urban affairs should have this most recent volume of "SAGE's Urban Affairs Annual Reviews".' -- Choice, July/August 1984

`...of interest to all who want to explore new lines of thought about health and cities...It has lessons for all, especially if the reader makes the effort to translate events, attitudes and service provision into more familiar settings.' -- Community Medicine, Vol 6 No 3

`Specialists in health care research will find that Greer and Greer...repay close attention.' -- Environment and Planning, Vol 17 No 2, 1985

`This book will be particularly useful to undergraduate and graduate students and teachers of medical and urban anthropology seeking a source of research questions and a concise, readable introduction to the field. It should also prove helpful to the urban or medical anthropologist seeking an understanding of the historical, political and economic contexts of health and illness...' -- Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Vol 16 No 4, 1985

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Contents

Dedicated Workers
7
THE STATUS OF HEALTH CARE IN AMERICAN
13
Urbanization and Health Status
25
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