“Could revolutionize the treatment of serious chronic disease.”–Richard Rhodes
“Has gems of insight and imagery which mark out its author as a master explainer.”–Richard Dawkins
“Paul Ewald’s important, compelling book could revolutionize the treatment of serious chronic disease. I couldn’t put it down.” —Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Deadly Feasts
"Provocative. . . . If correct, this theory will change the course of medicine." —Scientific American
“Paul Ewald is one of the liveliest and most original thinkers about disease. . . . Plague Time contains a new feast of his astonishing insights.” —Mark Ridley, author of The Cooperative Gene
“This book has gems of insight which mark out its author as a master explainer.” —Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene
From the Inside Flap
-Germs appear to be at the root of heart disease, Alzheimer?s, schizophrenia, many forms of cancer, and other chronic diseases.
-The greatest threats to our health come not from sensational killers such as Ebola, West Nile virus, and super-virulent strains of influenza, but from agents that are already here causing long-term infections, which eventually lead to debilitation and death.
-The medical establishment has largely ignored the evidence that implicates these germs, to the detriment of our public health.
-New evolutionary theories are available, which explain how germs function and offer opportunities for controlling these modern plagues ? if we are willing to listen to them.
Plague Time is an eye-opening exploration of the revolutionary new understanding of disease that may set the course of medical research for the twenty-first century.