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Why We Get Sick : The New Science of Darwinian Medicine,9780812922240

Why We Get Sick : The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780812922240

ISBN10:
0812922247
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1994
Publisher(s):
Crown
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Summary

Applying the principles of evolutionary biology to the problems of medicine, an innovative approach to the medical field explores the reasons why people get sick, answering provocative questions about aging, obesity, cancer, infection, and death. 20,000 first printing.

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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