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Darwinian Medicine

  1. George C Williams

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001726.pub2



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Williams, G. C. 2008. Darwinian Medicine. eLS. .

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  1. State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008


Modern concepts of evolutionary biology can provide important insights into human vulnerability to disease and suggest ways of reducing that vulnerability and treating the diseases. They also suggest some urgently needed research.


  • adaptation;
  • conflict;
  • Darwinian;
  • evolution