Journal Archives

Medical topographies: Sources for the evolutionary study of territory and landscape

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This research delves into the comprehensive treatment of textual geohistorical sources, promoting the procedures that currently advocate the recovery, analysis and opening of scientific knowledge in a transparent and extensive way to the society. Between the middle of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th, some of this colonial spaces produced throughout Europe and in American, medical works (medical geographies or topographies), under the influence of the generalisation of hygienist theories in urban planning and society as a whole. These works, and their correct study and analysis, are enormously valuable collections of information and documentation for the knowledge of the urban and rural spaces of the time.

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Issue: Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020

Population ‘Habitation Comfort’ Indicators for Areal Comparison in Central Russia

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This paper reports on research to develop local indicators of ‘habitation comfort’ that are relevant for population health in the Vladimir region, located in Central Russia. We present a conceptual model based on the literature which led us to include three groups of factors for assessing population habitation comfort: natural-anthropogenic, social and medical-ecological. To assess and display a ‘comfort map’ of socio-economic conditions, a single database has been developed Higher comfort level is associated with better social-economic conditions, and also with proximity to major economically developed regions like Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod. The lowest comfort level index was detected in the regions with the worst natural-anthropogenic and social-economic conditions. In further analysis, demographic conditions in the Vladimir region were evaluated by administrative region, and medical-ecological zoning was carried out based on principal causes of diseases affecting the population.

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Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012

Globalization and health: A case study of Punjab

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| Full text .pdf | Globalization is an extremely complex phenomenon and it is the interactive co-evolution of multiple technological, cultural, economic, institutional, social and environmental trends at all conceivable spatio-temporal scales. The commercialization of agriculture in Punjab through the Green Revolution

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Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011

Health and agricultural sustainability in developing region


Health of the developing region’s population is generally not good due to variety of reasons. The state of disease/illness or any other sign or problems of health is the most dynamic aspect of study. This study focuses on general health

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Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, 2009

The Degree of Accessibility to Health Care – Issues Concerning the North-Eastern Population of Romania


Full text .pdf This study is analysing the population accessibly to the sanitary infrastructure in the North-East region of Romania, namely the six component counties of Bacu, Botoani, Iai, Neam, Suceava and Vaslui. Due to lack of basic sanitary infrastructure

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, 2008