8/24/10 class notes

Here is the reading: 2. The Great Opportunity: Evolutionary applications to medicine and public health. Nesse, RM and Stearns SC. Evolutionary Applications 1 (2008) 28-48.

We will skip the second reading for now. It may be reassigned next week: (Introduction and Overview of Evolutionary Medicine. Chapter 1 in: Evolutionary Medicine and Health. 2008. Trevathan WR, Smith EO, McKenna JJ.  Page 1-54)

Lecture notes are here:

Evolutionary Medicine

Writing project: (due next tuesday).

Give an example of a potential benefit to patients (or potential problem) if doctors are taught evolutionary biology. Should the topic be added to the list of things that medical students learn? Why or why not?

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