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Man adapting / by René Dubos.


New Haven, Yale University Press, 1965.
ISBN 0300000766, 9780300000764

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Subjects Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation, Biological.
Adaptation, Physiological.
Environmental health.
Homme -- Influence de l'environnement.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Médecine -- Philosophie.
Series Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman memorial lectures.
Description xxii, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-508) and index.
Summary "The dominant theme of the present book is that the states of health or diease are the expression of the success or failure experienced by the organism in its efforts to respond adaptively to environmental challenges. ... But experience shows that human beings are not passive components in adaptive systems." Professor Dubos illustrates his thesis with examples from many fields of research.-from dust jacket.
Contents Man's nature -- Man in the physical world -- Man's food -- The living world -- The indigenous microbiota -- Nutrition and infection -- The evolution of microbial diseases -- Environmental pollution -- Changing patterns of disease -- Adaptation and its dangers -- The population avalanche -- Hippocrates in modern dress -- Man meets his environment -- Eradication versus control -- The control of disease -- Medicine adapting.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)231360
(OCoLC)ocm00231360
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WorldCat Identities Dubos, René J. 1901-1982.
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