Evolution: medicine's most basic science

  title={Evolution: medicine's most basic science},
  author={Randolph M. Nesse},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • R. Nesse
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Lancet
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