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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 57-58
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.57a

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Evolution in Health and Disease. Stephen C. Stearns, Ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1999. 344 pp. $95, £55. ISBN 0-19-850110-2. Paper, $45, £23.50. ISBN 0-19-850445-4.

Stearns and the more than 60 participants at a 1997 conference on evolutionary medicine have produced a surprisingly broad yet readable volume, which demonstrates the applicability of evolutionary biology to problems of disease and suffering.