9780195111392

Evolution of Infectious Disease

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195111392

  • ISBN10:

    0195111397

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-10-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Findings from the field of evolutionary biology are yielding dramatic insights for health scientists, especially those involved in the fight against infectious diseases. This book is the first in-depth presentation of these insights.

Author Biography


Paul W. Ewald is a professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Amherst College, and holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been named the first George E. Burch Fellow of Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences, a position awarded by the Smithsonian Institution and hosted by the Smithsonian Tropical Institute.

Table of Contents

Why This Book?
3(12)
Symptomatic Treatment (Or How to Bind The Origin of Species to The Physician's Desk Reference)
15(20)
Vectors, Vertical Transmission, and the Evolution of Virulence
35(22)
How to Be Severe Without Vectors
57(10)
When Water Moves like a Mosquito
67(20)
Attendant-Borne Transmission (Or How Are Doctors and Nurses like Mosquitoes, Machetes, and Moving Water?)
87(22)
War and Virulence
109(10)
AIDS: Where Did It Come from and Where Is It Going?
119(40)
The Fight Against AIDS: Biomedical Strategies and HIV's Evolutionary Responses
159(22)
A Look Backward...
181(10)
...and A Glimpse Forward (Or WHO needs Darwin)
191(26)
Glossary 217(6)
References 223(70)
Index 293

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