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A Reformed Medical Geography Reconsidered

Citation

Mayer, Jonathan D. & Meade, Melinda S. (1993). A Reformed Medical Geography Reconsidered. The Professional Geographer: The Journal of the Association of American Geographers, 46(1), 103-6.

Abstract

Over 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.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0033-0124.1994.00103.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

The Professional Geographer: The Journal of the Association of American Geographers

Author(s)

Mayer, Jonathan D.
Meade, Melinda S.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

46

Issue Number

1

Pages

103-6

Reference ID

291