Evolution and Medicine

edited by Randolph M. Nesse
London: Henry Stewart Talks, 2007. Two CDs, approximately 27.5 hours.

Describing Evolution and Medicine as “a series of talks by leading evolutionary biologists and medical theorists on the relevance of evolution to medical theory and practice” that “constitute a splendid feast of chewable morsels on what is a large and comprehensive smorgasbord of evolutionary ideas,” reviewer Niall Shanks recommended it as “a very well-structured series of talks of use to a variety of educators,” particularly those teaching college students intending to enter medical school. His only quibble was with “the absence of a module focusing specifically on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics,” which would have been “useful and timely.”