Stephen C. Stearns, Yale University, and Ruslan...
Stephen C. Stearns, Yale University, and Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Stearns and Medzhitov provide a valuable, authoritative resource for students encountering evolutionary medicine for the first time. … For biomedical scientists, medical students, and students of evolution, it is a valuable introduction to an important emerging field.”
—John D. Nagy, BioScience
“This book is a gem of a textbook about the principles of evolutionary thinking and the relevance of evolutionary biology to clinical medicine. The authors draw upon decades of experience teaching medical students at Yale, with interesting examples, including experimental observations in other species.”
—Gilbert S. Omenn, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
“In addition to being intelligent, engaging, clear, and concise (prerequisites for any good textbook), [Evolutionary Medicine] outlines the field as a series of problems and questions rather than as a set of facts and concepts. Stearns and Medzhitov repeatedly challenge the reader to think critically and logically, to question common assumptions, and to demand good, critical scientific data and thinking. … The book is also fun to read because the authors' passion and pleasure in the topic are evident from start to finish. … All in all, anyone reading Evolutionary Medicine will get a solid foundation and plenty of stimulus for thinking broadly and critically about how to apply evolutionary data and theory to medicine.”
—Daniel E. Lieberman, American Journal of Human Biology
“Evolutionary Medicine is intended for undergraduate, graduate, or medical school courses. It draws from fields as diverse as anthropology to molecular biology in order to illustrate the vast landscape of an organism in all its complexity. In contrast to the reductionist approach often taken to answer complex biological questions, much of the strength of the book derives from the authors' ability to step back and describe themes that are broadly generalizable. This alternative perspective allows for an innovative understanding of basic biological processes with profound translational potential. The striking simplicity of the author's [sic] overall thesis allows the book to address, in a novel light, questions as fundamental as ‘What is a patient?’ as well as ‘What is a disease?’”
—Alexandra Kuhlmann, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
For the Instructor
Instructor's Resource Library
Available to qualified adopters, the Instructor's Resource Library includes the following resources:
- Textbook Figures & Tables: All figures (line-art illustrations and photographs) and tables from the textbook, provided as both high- and low-resolution JPEGs. All have been formatted and optimized for excellent projection quality. Also included are ready-to-use PowerPoint® presentations of all figures and tables.
- Lecture Presentations: For each chapter of the textbook, the authors have prepared ready-to-use lecture presentations that include text reviewing the key facts and concepts from the chapter, along with selected figures and tables.