The conjoining of ‘medical’ with ‘mineralogy and geochemistry’ might sound a bit far-fetched to the general reader of The Canadian Mineralogist, but this Review volume documents one of the latest waves of scientific endeavors in mineralogy–geochemistry, the application of our sciences to health. The techniques now available and basic scientific data on minerals and biominerals, geochemical and biochemical situations have become essential to our knowledge and understanding of health issues, and of primary importance globally. Indeed, researchers have not clotured their activities to humans but often incorporate other parts of the biological world, plants for example, as well as...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.