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The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

Written by Randolph M. NesseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Randolph M. Nesse and George C. WilliamsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by George C. Williams

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On Sale: February 08, 2012
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81600-9
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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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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"By bringing the evolutionary vision systematically into one of the last unconquered provinces, Nesse and Williams have devised not only means for the improvement of medicine but fundamental new insights into the human condition."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University

"In moving the focus from 'how' to 'why' questions, Nesse and Williams introduce readers to a new way of thinking about illness, one that promises to be of increasing interest as...our culture turns toward evolutionary explanations for human predicaments."--Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac

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