AN EVALUATION OF THE STUDIES ON HEALTH GEOGRAPHY IN TURKEY

Güzin KANTURK YIGIT
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Abstract


Human is a creature that is in a constant interaction with his surroundings. While certain diseases occur in certain areas, not seen in other places shows the connection between human and environment. In spite of it has been known since Hippocrates, some diseases still have been concentrated in certain places. While Health Geography studies have been done since 18th century, it has been considered the last 40-50 years in Turkey. There are studies on health, diseases and distribution and planning of them that have been done by physicians, engineers and geographers. It is understood that the Health Geography studies that have been done by geographers were limited. The geographers produce more studies about Health Geography will contribute to prevention of diseases also health planning.

Keywords


Health Geography, Medical Geography, Turkey, Diseases, Health,

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