Description - Air, the Environment and Public Health by Anthony Kessel
Air, the Environment and Public Health traces the theme of air and health from ancient civilisations to the present day. The author explores the changing conceptions of air and health alongside historical developments in public health, and critically examines contemporary problems - conceptual, scientific, philosophical and ethical - in public health theory and practice. The first part surveys air and health in early civilisations, as well as the nineteenth century debates around miasma and evolution. The second part explores the history of smoke pollution and health. Part three examines philosophical issues around modern air pollution epidemiology, and part four looks at climate change and ethical frameworks in public health. The book is a unique blend of public health science, history of medicine, ethics and philosophy. It will be of interest to those working or studying in public health, environmental health, medicine, history of medicine, environmental philosophy, and medical ethics.
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Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Anthony Kessel
Anthony Kessel is Director of Public Health in Camden Primary Care Trust in London, and Senior Lecturer and Director of the 'International Programme for Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights' in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.