Health is formed, nurtured, lived and denied in a surrounding environment. Worldwide, people seek out places that provide the right conditions for good health. The meanings attributed to health or illness however are socially constructed, and so provide an interesting arena for study. The essays in this collection focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place. Historical and anthropological perspectives are presented - each discipline having a long tradition of engaging with these concepts. The resulting dialogue should produce a new layer of methodology, enhancing both fields.
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