A medical geographical anniversary.
International symposium in medical geography. Charlotte NC (USA), 1992/08/04.
It is now 200 years since L. L. Finke wrote his treatise on a global medical geography, Versuch einer allgemeinen medicinich-prakischen Geographie.
It was both the most extensive book in substantive content, and the most detailed in conceptual discussion on medical geography written to that point.
Although it is one of the foundation pieces of medical geography, modern day practitioners seldom refer to Finke's work.
There are two main reasons for this: with the exception of two passages, the work has never been translated from the original German, and many contemporary medical geographers believe that the field only developed in the mid-twentieth century.
Mots-clés Pascal : Géographie, Historique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geography, Case history
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0558732
Code Inist : 002B30A01. Création : 199406.