The Enlightenment of Evolutionary Medicine: The Past and Future of Human Diseases

This book approaches the past, present, and future of human physiology and diseases from the perspective of Darwin’s evolutionary theory. In addition to natural, sexual, and artificial selection, the book emphasizes the maladaptation of human physiology and resultant modern diseases, including pandemics, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. It highlights the role of evolutionary genomics in the discovery of hormones and signaling molecules that can act as new drugs and the use of bionics in medical tool design. Tumor formation, metastasis, and therapies are also explained through evolutionary principles. In addition, cultural meme mutations and selection explain the evolution of language, fashion, religion, and more.


Aaron J. W. Hsueh, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Stanford University. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate in Medicine from Umea University, Sweden. His pioneering achievement in fertility and reproduction was cited as one of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs in 2013 by Time Magazine, and he is the author of more than 400 papers.

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ISBN: 1-5275-9032-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9032-8

Release Date: 10th November 2022

Pages: 358

Price: £80.99

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