Agromedicine: Selected Papers from the First Ten Years of The Journal of Agromedicine

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CRC Press, Jun 6, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 492 pages
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Quality articles from the one-of-a-kind journal that blends agriculture and medicine!

Agromedicine: Selected Papers from the First Ten Years of The Journal of Agromedicine is a thorough compendium of the best selections from the first decade of the Journal of Agromedicine. Recognized by Index Medicus and MEDLINE, this authoritative international journal is dedicated to promoting rural health in the United States and abroad, blending the essential sciences of agriculture and medicine in a format that is not only informative, but also reader-friendly. Well-respected former editor Dr. Stanley Schuman has carefully chosen the highest quality contributions from ten years of groundbreaking research and superb articles by international leaders and experts in the field.

This valuable reference uses a distinguished expert’s reflective judgment to choose and spotlight the most influential articles from ten years of innovation and research. Each article selection was based on several criteria, including the merging of the sciences of agriculture and medicine, a focus that allows a full understanding of the entire world’s health problems, and of course, the quality of the writing. Chapters are separated according to issue volume and number, while the articles discuss crucial case studies, important policy issues, incisive publication reviews, and more information of keen interest to researchers and medical professionals.

Agromedicine explores:
  • acute and chronic pesticide poisonings
  • chemophobia
  • food safety around the world
  • health and safety issues in Maine’s fishing industry
  • child labor used in family-based farming
  • the revival of herbalism
  • nutrition
  • a summary of a conference on the health effects of exposure to odor wastes from large-scale livestock operations
  • the prevention of farm-related trauma
  • the role of primary care providers in rural health
  • emerging infectious diseases—including vector-borne infections
  • insecticide resistance
  • educational opportunities in agromedicine for students, practitioners, patients, and consumers
  • smoking as a risk factor among farming populations
  • the impact of cataract blindness in the developing world
  • increasing farmworkers’ acceptance of recommendations for protection against skin cancer
  • agromedicine programming for university planners and policymakers

Agromedicine emphasizes preventative approaches to a broad range of biological and environmental challenges, making it perfect for agriculture scientists, primary care practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.

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