This fascinating work features such topics as the relationships between iodine deficiency and goiter, fluorine deficiency and caries, selenium deficiency and muscular degeneration, mercury surplus and specific nerve diseases, cadmium surplus and kidney failure. This one-of-a-kind volume reveals discoveries which may be of importance in future preventive medicine for man and animals. It shows that the comprehensive progress in chemical analyses has established a valuable basis for determining many environmental features and for the foundation of modern geomedicine. Those involved with geology, soil science, nutrition, biology, veterinary sciences, and prophylactic socio-medical sciences will find this resource indispensable.
Preface. General Survey of Geomedicine. Deficiency of Mineral Nutrients for Mankind. Problems on Deficiency and Excess of Minerals in Animal Nutrition. Problems on Excess of Inorganic Chemical Compounds for Mankind. Geochemical Maps as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations. Registration of Geochemical Composition of Soils, Plants and Waters as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations. Medical Registration as a Basis for Geomedical Investigations. Pollution as a Geomedical Factor. Effects of Natural Ionizing Radiation. Effects of Radioactive Radiation Caused by Man. Physiological Aspects in Geomedicine. Zoonosis and Geomedical Factors. Geomedical Approaches in the Education of Physicians in Norway. Geomedical Approaches in Education of Veterinarians. Specific Geomedical Problems in Different Parts of the World.