Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Feb 8, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Kim Wantroba - Goodreads

Read first two or three chapters and got bored with it. Read full review

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User Review  - Deanna - Goodreads

Excellent dissection of the reasons for human illness. The explanation of human evolution vs bacterial evolution explains so much with regard to antibiotic-resistant bacterias and mutation. Read full review

Contents

Evolution by Natural Selection
13
Signs and Symptoms of Infectious Disease
26
An Arms Race Without
49
Injury
66
New Old and Everywhere
77
Defects Quirks
91
Aging as the Fountain of Youth
109
Legacies of Evolutionary History
125
Cancer
171
Sex and Reproduction
182
Are Mental Disorders Diseases?
207
The Evolution of Medicine
235
Notes
250
Index
275
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Diseases of Civilization
143
Allergy
158

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About the author (2012)

Randolph M. Nesse (MD) is Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is Research Professor in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, where he directs the Evolution and Human Adaptation Program. His work to bring evolutionary biology to medicine is now focused on why natural selection has left us so vulnerable to mental disorders.

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