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  Vital Signs: Health in Borneo's Sarawak  

A. Baer, Ph.D.


Price $20.00

ISBN 1-929900-08-2




Quoting Dr. Baer's Forward:

"This book is about human health in the East Malaysia state of Sarawak, located in Borneo. I have looked at the life of people in towns and villages on the one hand and, on the other, looked at the delivery of health services to them. I have looked at a complex 'inside' world.

"Since I am an outsider---both an academic and an American---what I have seen, noted, and written is just one interpretation. Because I am a biologist, my account may seem rather broad to some readers. My experience is based much more on the natural sciences and anthropology than on medicine or sociology...."



The Beginning

Infectious Bugs

Nutrition: Input, Output

Worms, Cancer, and Other Ills

Women's Health

Health Services

Preventive Health Issues: Conventional, Traditional, Cooperative

HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Mental Health

Life, Death, and Demography


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