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Evolution and Medicine
  By Robert Perlman

176 pages Oxford University Press
978-0-19-966172-5 | Paperback | 30 May 2013
This book provides an accessible introduction to evolutionary medicine for students from undergraduates to medical students.


Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing

By Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Katheryn Bowers

This book extends evolutionary medicine to all species and shows how evolution can unify veterinary and human medicine.




Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

The first textbook for the field. See the glowing review in Science.



Evolution in Health and Disease (2007, 2nd Edition)

edited by Stephen C. Stearns and Jacob C. Koella
Oxford University Press (order and description)
Download Bibliography (pdf, endnote file, text) and Chapter 10.

Why we recommend this book:

Provides a state-of-the art account of current developments in the field etc.

Review in The New England Journal of Medicine

Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives (2007, 2nd edition)

edited by Wenda R. Trevathan, E. O. Smith and James McKenna
Oxford University Press (order; the OUP companion website)
Chapter 1.
Download Bibliography (endnote file, provided by E.O Smith).

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Why we recommend this book:

Provides a view of the field emphasizing work by antropologists.

Why we get sick: The new science of Darwinian Medicine (1994)

Randolph M. Nesse and George Williams
Times, New York (order)
Reviews: NEJM.

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Why we recommend this book:

Groundbreaking book describing the field for the first time…

The Evolution of Infectious Disease (1994)

Paul W. Ewald
Oxford University Press (order)

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Why we recommend this book:

A clear and interesting introduction to evolutionary approaches to infectious disease.

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