Survival of the Sickest

A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

By Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince

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David Magliozzi Survival of the Sickest

Some of the ideas expressed in this book coincide with ideas found in the 10,000 year explosion.

How disease followed farming .. how some diseases took a foothold as a response to another environmental pressure. Moalem and Prince try to make a case that diabetes was evolution's response to the last Ice Age. etc.. They bring up examples for dozens of diseases..where the bearer may have had a survival advantage..like the ability to survive the black plague ...:-)

I think I need to read it again.

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