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  Vital Signs: Health in Borneo's Sarawak  
     
 

A. Baer, Ph.D.

2006

Price $20.00

ISBN 1-929900-08-2

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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...."

 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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