Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine

Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine
Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine
: From Research to Policy and Practice
Springer | Medicine | June 14, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319297147 | 382 pages | pdf | 5.83 mb

Editors: Alvergne, Alexandra, Jenkinson, Crispin, Faurie, Charlotte (Eds.)
‚ÄčThis is the first book of evolutionary medicine organized by medical subfields
Provides a truly inter-disciplinary perspective, with contributions from medics, anthropologists, psychologist and biologists
Highlights the importance of evolution in understanding health and disease in humans
Includes the views of both evolutionists and medics on the latest relevant medical research

The aim of this edited book is to provide health professionals, across a wide variety of specialisms, with a targeted access to evolutionary medicine. Throughout the book, the views of both medical and evolutionary scientists on the latest relevant research is presented with a focus on practical implications. The inclusion of boxes explaining the theoretical background as well as both a glossary for technical terms and a lay summary for non- specialists enable medical researchers, public health professionals, policy makers, physicians, students, scholars and the public alike to quickly and easily access appropriate information. This edited volume is thus relevant to anyone keen on finding out how evolutionary medicine can improve the health and well-being of people.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Medicine (general)
Health Psychology
Evolutionary Biology


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