CitationMayer, Jonathan D. & Meade, Melinda S. (1993). A Reformed Medical Geography Reconsidered. The Professional Geographer: The Journal of the Association of American Geographers, 46(1), 103-106.
AbstractOver the last decade challenges from both within and beyond the parent discipline have led to an expansion of the scope of research being undertaken by medical geographers.” So begins Kearns’s (1993) attempt at developing a “reformed” medical geography. We admire him for undertaking this difficult task, since any dynamic and vital discipline must evolve and change. Yet, in the end, he does not succeed in developing the contours of a reformed medical geography. This is for two reasons: first, Kearns neither acknowledges nor includes one of the major traditions of medical geography; and second, Kearns makes several assertions which he does not even attempt to prove. The resulting misimpressions of medical geography trouble us.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleThe Professional Geographer: The Journal of the Association of American Geographers
Author(s)Mayer, Jonathan D.
Meade, Melinda S.