Evolutionary Thinking in Medicine

From Research to Policy and Practice

  • Alexandra Alvergne
  • Crispin Jenkinson
  • Charlotte Faurie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Obstetrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Emma Pomeroy, Jonathan C. K. Wells, Jay T. Stock
      Pages 33-45
    3. Gordon G. Gallup Jr., Kristina N. Spaulding, Fatima Aboul-Seoud
      Pages 47-57
  3. Paediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Charlotte K. Russell, Lane E. Volpe, Helen L. Ball
      Pages 61-74
    3. P. Douglas Sellers II, Karin Machluf, David F. Bjorklund
      Pages 89-102
  4. Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Stanley Ulijaszek, Eleanor Bryant
      Pages 105-117
  5. Cardiology

  6. Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Paul W. Ewald, Holly A. Swain Ewald
      Pages 191-207
  7. Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Gabriele Sorci, Emanuel Guivier, Cédric Lippens, Bruno Faivre
      Pages 211-223
    3. Neil Greenspan
      Pages 225-239
  8. Geriatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Claudio Franceschi, Zelda Alice Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani, Cristina Giuliani
      Pages 259-275
  9. Psychology and Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Daniel J. Glass, Steven E. Arnold
      Pages 329-345
    3. Pete C. Trimmer, Alasdair I. Houston
      Pages 357-369
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 371-382

About this book


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. 


Applying Darwinian principles to Dermatology therapy Cardiology in chimpanzees and humans Developments in geriatrics Evolutionary approaches to medicine Evolutionary foundations for cancer biology Nutrition and the Paleodiet

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Alvergne
    • 1
  • Crispin Jenkinson
    • 2
  • Charlotte Faurie
    • 3
  1. 1.OxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.OxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29714-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29716-3
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