Evolutionary Medicine / Edition 1

Evolutionary Medicine / Edition 1

by Wenda R. Trevathan
     
 

This volume is a comprehensive survey of the field and contains work b y such leaders as Paul Ewald, Melvin Konner, and Randolph Nesse. Topic s include anxieties and phobias, substance abuse, SIDS, high-blood pre ssure, obesity, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sensory disorders, a nd reproductive disorders including cancers. Useful as a supplementary textbook for a… See more details below

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This volume is a comprehensive survey of the field and contains work b y such leaders as Paul Ewald, Melvin Konner, and Randolph Nesse. Topic s include anxieties and phobias, substance abuse, SIDS, high-blood pre ssure, obesity, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sensory disorders, a nd reproductive disorders including cancers. Useful as a supplementary textbook for a variety of courses, this book will prove an invaluable resource in medicine, biology, anthropology, and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103564
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,531,776
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Historical Overview, Michael H. Day
Contributors
Introduction
1. Is Neonatal Jaundice a Disease or an Adaptive Process?, John Brett and Susan Niermeyer
2. Infant Crying Behavior and Colic: An Interpretation in Evolutionary Perspective, Ronald G. Barr
3. Evolutionary Pediatrics and Implications for SIDS, James McKenna, Sarah Mosko, and Chris Richard
4. Otitis Media: An Evolutionary Perspective, Hal J. Daniel III
5. The Evolutionary Ecology of Childhood Asthma, A. Magdalena Hurtado, I. Arenas de Hurtado, Robert Sapien, and Kim Hill
6. Evolutionary Perspectives on the Onset of Puberty, Carol M. Worthman
7. Incest Avoidance: Clinical Implications of the Evolutionary Perspective, Mark T. Erickson
8. Evolutionary Obstetrics, Wenda R. Trevathan
9. Darwinian Medicine and the Emergence of Allergy, Kathleen C. Barnes, George J. Armelagos, and Steven C. Morreale
10. Using Evolution as a Tool for Controlling Infectious Diseases, Paul W. Ewald
11. Evolutionary Control of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Viruses, Paul W. Ewald
12. Paleolithic Nutrition Revisited, S. Boyd Eaton, S. B. Eaton III, and Melvin J. Konner
13. Human Evolution, Low Back Pain, and Dual-Level Control, Robert Anderson
14. What Darwinian Medicine Offers Psychiatry, Randolph Nesse
15. Evolution, Substance Abuse, and Addiction, E. O. Smith
16. Menopause in Evolutionary Perspective, Lynnette E. Leidy
17. Breast Cancer in Evolutionary Context, S. Boyd Eaton and S. Boyd Eaton III
18. Evolutionary Perspectives on Chronic Degenerative Diseases, Linda M. Gerber and Douglas E. Crews

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