"Topography, Medical" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Often associated with Hippocrates, the process became a significant part of public health investigation and epidemiological methodology, particularly between the 17th and 19th centuries. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Topography, Medical" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Topography, Medical" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Topography, Medical" by people in Profiles.
Spatiotemporal distribution of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka and future case burden estimates. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 04; 15(4):e0009346.
Local versus distant lung donor procurement does not influence short-term clinical outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Oct; 162(4):1284-1293.e4.
Mapping imported malaria in Bangladesh using parasite genetic and human mobility data. Elife. 2019 04 02; 8.
National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016. Elife. 2018 10 30; 7.
Elevation as a proxy for mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the Americas. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0178211.
Geographic clusters in underimmunization and vaccine refusal. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):280-9.
Outbreak of type 1 wild poliovirus infection in adults, Namibia, 2006. J Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 01; 210 Suppl 1:S353-60.
Etiological diversity of diarrhoeal disease in Bangladesh. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2013 Dec 15; 7(12):900-9.
Geographic variation in access to dog-bite care in Pakistan and risk of dog-bite exposure in Karachi: prospective surveillance using a low-cost mobile phone system. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(12):e2574.
Geography and the Medicaid mental health care infrastructure: implications for health care reform. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Oct; 70(10):1084-90.