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Public Health and Geography
Public health and geography

The fields of public health and geography form a natural synergy, both having a shared interest in the surrounding environment in which health and disease intersect. In contrast to the biomedical models prevalent in the training of physicians, nurses, and therapists, public health practitioners and geographers are concerned with how the surrounding natural, physical, political, and social environments influence human behavior and well-being. This interest in the intersection of health and environment dates back to writings by Hippocrates (approx. 400 BCE), who suggested that beyond individual characteristics, the quality of the water and air and even climatic differences in which people live were critical to consider when attempting to understand human health.

Foreseeing the potential integration of studies in ...

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