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Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine: An Integrated Approach


Kimberly A. Plomp, Charlotte A. Roberts, Sarah Elton, Gilian R. Bentley

April 2022

First book to highlight the benefits of using palaeopathological research to answer questions about the evolution of disease and its application to current health problems, as well as the benefits of using evolutionary thinking in medicine to help interpret historical disease processes.

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Microbiology of Infectious Disease: Integrating Genomics with Natural History


Sandy R. Primrose

March 2022

This book reverses the trend towards the biology getting lost in molecular detail by cutting through the information overload and placing the new sequence-derived information in the context of the natural history of the organism in question.

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Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Dorothy H. Crawford

March 2018

Very Short Introductions

From modern pandemics such as HIV, Ebola, and Zika, to stories of vaccination and antiviral drugs, this Very Short Introduction charts our struggle against viruses. Outlining their origins, structure, and method of infection, Dorothy Crawford explores the vast variety of viruses, and asks if we can live in harmony with them in the future.

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Jonas Salk: A Life


Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

January 2018

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HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Alan Whiteside

November 2016

Very Short Introductions

HIV/ AIDS continues to be a major public health issue, affecting millions of sufferers worldwide. This Very Short Introduction explains the science, the international and local politics, the demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease, and addresses some of the big issues that will concern us over the next decade.

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Public Health: A Very Short Introduction


Virginia Berridge

July 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Second Edition


Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, Mark Hanson

March 2016

A new updated edition of the first integrated and comprehensive textbook to explain the principles of evolutionary biology from a medical perspective and to focus on how medicine and public health might utilise evolutionary biology.

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Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction


Marta Wayne, Benjamin Bolker

June 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Benjamin Bolker and Marta L. Wayne explore the world of infectious disease, from viruses and bacteria to protists and fungi. Taking an ecological and evolutionary viewpoint, they use case studies to explore how outbreaks are managed and how newly emergent strains might be controlled.

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Epidemiology and Disease Prevention: A Global Approach

Second Edition


John Yarnell, Dermot O'Reilly

May 2013

This second edition of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention summarizes the natural history of the major disease groups, explaining and applying core epidemiological principles and practices with the help of case studies, questions, and references to the most important sources of information in the field.

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Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction


Rodolfo Saracci

February 2010

Very Short Introductions

Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease. It is a vital field, central to the health of society, to the identification of causes of disease, and to their management and prevention. This Very Short Introduction dispels some of the myths relating to clinical trials, vaccination campaigns, and statistics concerning disease.

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