Medical Selection of Life Risks

  • R. D. C. Brackenridge
  • W. John Elder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xvii-xvii
    2. R D C Brackenridge, Arthur E Brown
      Pages 1-15
    3. Peter C Maynard
      Pages 17-23
    4. Michael W Kita
      Pages 61-88
    5. J Alexander Lowden
      Pages 89-102
    6. Linda S Goodwin, Paul E Hankwitz, Martin Engman
      Pages 103-121
    7. Patrick D Snow
      Pages 123-139
    8. Paul R Bell
      Pages 141-153
    9. Daniel C Elliott, Emilio Rubi
      Pages 155-168
    10. W Nicholas Anderton, Geoffrey H Robb
      Pages 169-171
    11. James A Ryan Jr, Roger F Harbin
      Pages 173-180
    12. Gary Bundock
      Pages 181-185
    13. Richard E Braun, Arthur W Detore
      Pages 187-197
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. R D C Brackenridge
      Pages 201-212
    3. R D C Brackenridge, Richard S Croxson
      Pages 213-232
    4. Patricia Daniel, Michael W Kita
      Pages 233-248
    5. R D C Brackenridge, I McLean Baird
      Pages 249-271
    6. W John Elder
      Pages 273-289
    7. Robert L Goldstone
      Pages 291-301
    8. B Ross Mackenzie, Richard S Croxson, Gordon R Cumming
      Pages 303-479
    9. Leonardo Chait
      Pages 481-511
    10. Martin L Engman, Rodney C Richie
      Pages 513-556
    11. Peter J Robb, L H Yeoh
      Pages 557-567
    12. Howard L Minuk
      Pages 569-607
    13. Steven E Zimmerman
      Pages 653-672
    14. Maurice Brazeau
      Pages 673-728
    15. Richard J Mackler
      Pages 729-748
    16. F Clifford Rose, R D C Brackenridge
      Pages 749-788
    17. Maurice Lipsedge
      Pages 789-812
    18. Nina C Smith, Jess L Mast
      Pages 813-829
    19. Neil Cardoe
      Pages 831-845
    20. R D C Brackenridge, Geoffrey H Robb
      Pages 847-870
    21. Robert T E Bishop
      Pages 871-884
    22. Robert K Gleeson
      Pages 885-895
    23. R D C Brackenridge, Fajah S Peshi
      Pages 897-919
    24. Polly M Galbraith
      Pages 921-931
    25. R D C Brackenridge
      Pages 933-946
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 947-1010

About this book


Medical Selection of Life Risks has long been recognised as the reference book on insurance medicine. The fourth edition provides a comprehensive guide to life expectancy for underwriters and clinicians involved in the life insurance industry. Extensively revised and expanded the 4th edition of Medical Selection of Life Risks reflects developments in life and healthcare insurance as well as medicine. There are completely new chapters: on the underwriting of genetic diseases, disability underwriting, impaired lives annuities, musculoskeletal and soft tissue disorders. Several major chapters have been completely re-written, including respiratory, ischemic and congenital heart diseases and oncology. Part I - deals with the principles of life and disability insurance and the logistics of life underwriting. Part II - is devoted to a systematic clinical appraisal of underwriting problems, mainly relating to life insurance but also, where appropriate, to disability, critical illness and long term care insurance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. D. C. Brackenridge
    • 1
  • W. John Elder
    • 2
  1. 1.LondonUK
  2. 2.Empire General Life Assurance Corporation, Overland ParkKansas and Life Reassurance Corporation of AmericaStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-14501-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-14499-0
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