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Why We Get Sick : The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

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1st
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9780679746744

ISBN10:
0679746749
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Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
1/30/1996
Publisher(s):
Vintage
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Summary

The answers are in this groundbreaking book by two founders of the emerging science of Darwinian medicine, who deftly synthesize the latest research on disorders ranging from allergies to Alzheimer's and from cancer to Huntington's chorea. Why We Get Sick compels readers to reexamine the age-old attitudes toward sickness. Line drawings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface ix
The Mystery of Disease
3(10)
Evolution by Natural Selection
13(13)
Signs and Symptoms of Infectious Disease
26(23)
An Arms Race Without End
49(17)
Injury
66(11)
Toxins: New, Old, and Everywhere
77(14)
Genes and Disease: Defects, Quirks, and Compromises
91(16)
Aging as the Fountain of Youth
107(16)
Legacies of Evolutionary History
123(20)
Diseases of Civilization
143(15)
Allergy
158(13)
Cancer
171(11)
Sex and Reproduction
182(25)
Are Mental Disorders Disease?
207(27)
The Evolution of Medicine
234(17)
Notes 251(22)
Index 273


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