Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective (Hardcover)

Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective By Anne L. Grauer (Editor), Patricia Stuart-MacAdam (Editor) Cover Image
By Anne L. Grauer (Editor), Patricia Stuart-MacAdam (Editor)
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A growing body of literature indicates that diseases can affect women and men differently. Because sex differences extend far beyond biology, it is crucial to adopt a biocultural approach toward understanding human disease patterns and processes. This book synthesizes modern medical research with paleopathological investigations. Contributors explore conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, iron deficiency anemia, infection, and immune reactivity and trauma. Recognizing the relationship between these conditions and aspects of sex and gender in past populations assist in the formulation of models from which modern disease processes can be better understood.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521620901
ISBN-10: 0521620902
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 1998
Pages: 206
Language: English