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Plague time : the new germ theory of diease

Author: Paul W Ewald
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Argues that serious illnesses are caused by a plague of chronic infections and not by a person's genes and lifestyle.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Ewald
ISBN: 0385721846 9780385721844
OCLC Number: 48814948
Notes: Previously published by New York : Free Press in 2000 with subtitle: How stealth infections cause cancers, heart disease, and other deadly ailments.
Description: xxi, 282 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Anchor Books edition --
Introduction : the culprits --
pt. 1. A sphere of infection : the approach of evolutionary medicine --
1. The virulence of acute infections --
2. The long fuse of sexually transmitted diseases --
3. The stealth of the chronic --
4. The magnificent defense --
pt. 2. Infectious threats now : on guard against the acute, blindsided by the chronic --
5. The endless war --
6. where are they coming from? --
7. Malignant growths in our backyard --
8. Our vulnerable hearts and minds --
9. Diseases of blood and steel --
10. Modern miasmas --
pt. 3. Beyond the fear of infection : managing microbes --
11. Reverberations across society --
. 12. Biobombs --
13. The protean opponents --
14. Tools of domestication --
15. The prepared mind --
Notes --
Glossary --
Suggestions for further reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul W. Ewald.

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Argues that serious illnesses are caused by a plague of chronic infections and not by a person's genes and lifestyle.

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