Approaches to medical geography: an historical perspective.

  title={Approaches to medical geography: an historical perspective.},
  author={Bimal Kanti Paul},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={20 4},
This paper provides a brief account of the development of various approaches to medical geography through a tree diagram. It is possible to visually present six important aspects of medical geography through this diagram: various approaches to medical geography; the approximate time of their developments; the mother approaches from which they originated; their relationships with other approaches; scale; and extent of studies done in the past.