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
The Mystery of Disease
Evolution by Natural Selection
Signs and Symptoms of Infectious Disease
An Arms Race Without End
Toxins: New, Old, and Everywhere
Genes and Disease: Defects, Quirks, and Compromises