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Palaeopathology

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ISBN-10: 0521678552

ISBN-13: 9780521678551

Edition: 2009

Authors: Tony Waldron, T. Waldron

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Paleopathology is designed to help bone specialists with diagnosis of diseases in skeletal assemblages. It suggests an innovative method of arriving at a diagnosis in the skeleton by applying what are referred to as 'operational definitions'. The aim is to ensure that all those who study bones will use the same criteria for diagnosing disease, which will enable valid comparisons to be made between studies. This book is based on modern clinical knowledge and provides background information so that those who read will understand the natural history of bone diseases, and this will enable them to draw reliable conclusions from their observations. Details of bone metabolism and the fundamentals…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Professor Tony Waldron teaches palaeopathology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. The author of about 300 peer-reviewed papers in medical, scientific, and archaeology journals, as well as books on occupational medicine and palaeoepidemiology, he is co-founder of the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology and served as co-editor for its first decade. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Institute of Biology, and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Introduction, and diagnosis
Bone metabolism and pathology
Diseases of joints: osteoarthritis
Other joint diseases
Bone forming and DISH
Infectious diseases
Metabolic diseases
Trauma
Tumours
Disorders of growth and development
Soft tissue diseases
Dental disease
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