Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Abstract

This project analyzes twenty one introductory college biology textbooks to assess their presentation of disease as a cultural phenomenon, as well as research in the social sciences, history, enthnohistory, and anthropology to uncover cultural contributors to disease in a population. It uses the example of the depopulation of Native Americans in New England to demonstrate the cultural factors of disease.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Major

Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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