Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Expanding the Boundaries of Health and Social Science, like its subject matter, is the result of innovative collaboration
between the Social Science Research Council and the Office of Behavioral and
Social Science Research of the National Institutes of Health. Twenty-eight
experts in diverse disciplines, including aging, anthropology, behavior, epidemiology,
geriatrics, medicine, mind-body interaction, population, psychology, psychiatry,
and sociology, have contributed to this 430-page book. The volume contains
13 case-study examples of interdisciplinary innovation. In keeping with the
World Health Organization definition that health is more than the mere absence
of disease, it is the book's premise that human health involves much more
than biology and anatomy.
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