Sickness, Recovery and Death

A History and Forecast of Ill Health

  • James C. Riley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 249-295

About this book


This book combines new research data with findings from present-day health surveys to examine the history of ill health and its outcomes, whether recovery or death, in Europe and North America from the 17th century to the present. Some forecasts about future sickness rates and trends are included.


aging death health outcome research

Authors and affiliations

  • James C. Riley
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  1. 1.Indiana UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-10629-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-10627-1
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