Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1994, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (s1): 710-718.doi: 10.11821/xb1994S1016

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HEALTH,ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ──The Theme of Contemporary Medical Geography

Tan Jianan   

  1. The committee of Medical Geography,Geographical Society of China.Beijing 100101
  • Online:1994-12-15 Published:1994-12-15

Abstract: The paper states the opinion that“health, environment and development” is the theme of contemporary medical geography based on the view of the historic development and the research situation of medical geography and its tendence in home and abroad. However, the development is imbued with the timely significance and feature for the theme. Then the authorpresents the basic problems in the research situation of the current medical geography i. e.health (disease) spatial defferentiation, health and environment, health and development,health and geo-ecosystem, health and globle change, health and nutrition/food chain and health and work/live environment. The research task and direction of the medical geography in China has been prospected, too, after the evaluation of the research situation and the intention of medical geography.

Key words: Medical Geography, Health Care Geography, Health, Disease, Environment and health