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December 2, 1998

Paleopathology: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(21):1874. doi:10.1001/jama.280.21.1874-JBK1202-6-1

The two medical authors have produced a major reference work for all who are interested in the history of disease and the identification of specific conditions in skeletal and mummified soft tissue remains. Physicians in many specialties, anthropologists, archeologists, and medical historians will find The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology an indispensable resource.

Fifteen chapters cover the wide spectrum of diseases affecting bone and teeth and the many that can be recognized in mummified soft tissues. There are over 300 useful illustrations, a complete index, and a bibliography of over 2000 references.