The Resource Evolutionary medicine : rethinking the origins of disease, by Marc Lappe

Evolutionary medicine : rethinking the origins of disease, by Marc Lappe

Label
Evolutionary medicine : rethinking the origins of disease
Title
Evolutionary medicine
Title remainder
rethinking the origins of disease
Statement of responsibility
by Marc Lappe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The reemergence of infectious bacterial diseases resistant to multiple antibiotics, the rise to epidemic levels of infectious diseases such as AIDS, and the increasing incidence of fatal diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis are indicative of a failure of modern medicine to understand the complex interaction of disease, human evolution, and modern therapeutics. Evolutionary Medicine: Rethinking the Origins of Disease is an exploration of the origins of the new patterns of such diseases and the forces that shape their evolution. Marc Lappe provides a new perspective on illness and disease, one which presents diseases as evolutionary processes linked inextricably with environmental and ecological factors. Since all human illnesses have their roots in the forces that shaped evolution, it is critical to realize that human-made disruptions to the environment are now shaping the patterns of disease around the world as are the treatments that are being utilized to combat them
  • Lappe argues that neglecting the evolutionary approaches to diseases has undermined the long-term success of modern medicine. Understanding the ways in which diseases have evolved, as well as what mechanisms have evolved to cope with them, is invaluable to those who are attempting to advise strategies for treatment. By identifying a new perspective from which to view our present medical dilemmas, and by exploring the common roots of such events as the proliferation of HIV, the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and key autoimmune diseases, Marc Lappe has provided the basis for a new field, that of evolutionary medicine
Dewey number
616.07/1/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB152
LC item number
.L37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Evolutionary medicine : rethinking the origins of disease, by Marc Lappe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-246) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Ecosystem Disruption and Disease -- 3. Understanding Natural Selection -- 4. Life, Death, and Cancer -- 5. Infectious Diseases -- 6. Lethal Germs -- 7. AIDS -- 8. Attacks Against the Self -- 9. Vulnerability to Disease -- 10. Malaria -- 11. Evolution and Asthma -- 12. Conclusion
Control code
000010769312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 255 p.
Isbn
9780871565198
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94005892
Other physical details
ill.
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.b16741754
System control number
  • rmr6914540
  • (OCoLC)29877663

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