Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Books on Human Mortality

Here is the list of new books about Human Mortality, and approaches to decrease it.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just double-click on the titles below:

The Mortality From Cancer Throughout The World
by Frederick L. Hoffman (Paperback - Jan 17, 2007)

Book Description:
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Seasonality in Human Mortality: A Demographic Approach (Demographic Research Monographs)
by Roland Rau (Hardcover - Oct 31, 2006)

Lessons in Mortality: Doctors And Patients Struggling Together
by Allen B., M.D. Weisse (Hardcover - Aug 7, 2006)

From Publishers Weekly:
The issues and conflicts that arise in medicine today are often poignantly illustrated in this engrossing anecdotal collection from Weisse's years as a physician. He begins by sharing a journal he kept during his own battle with testicular cancer at the age of 25. This close call with death led Weisse (Heart to Heart: The Twentieth Century Battle Against Coronary Disease) to an understanding of both seriously ill people and the doctors who try to diagnose and treat their conditions. Offering brief episodes from the lives of colleagues, patients and friends, Weisse illuminates the ongoing dynamic between physician and patient. "The Case of the Baffling Boy" tells of a five-year-old whose psychologically damaged mother deliberately tries to make her son appear to have kidney disease by tampering with his urine samples. "Victims All" is an account of a lawsuit brought by a woman dying of breast cancer against the physicians who, she alleges, did not diagnose her condition early enough; Weisse presents both sides of this heartrending piece in a nonjudgmental, empathetic manner. Readers of medical histories will enjoy these compelling personal narratives.

Disease And Mortality in Sub-saharan Africa
by Dean T. Jamison, Richard G. Feachem, Malegapuru W. Makgoba, and Eduard R. Bos (Hardcover - Jun 2, 2006)

Book Description:
Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for communicable disorders, but for cancers, as well as mental and neurological disorders.

Key words:
New Books, Human Mortality, Mortality, Cancer Mortality, Seasonality of Mortality, Disease, Sub-saharan Africa, Africa

If you do know some new books that should be added to this list, please feel free to add them here!


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