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    Evolution and Medicine.Robert L. Perlman - 2013 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 56 (2):167-183.
    Charles Darwin "had medicine in his blood" (Bynum 1983). His father and grandfather were physicians, and he himself studied medicine. Although Darwin left medical school after two years and did not become a physician, he retained a strong interest in medicine and regularly used examples drawn from human biology and medicine in his writings. Clearly, he believed that medicine fell within the purview of his theory of evolution, and he recognized the ways in which the study of evolution and of (...)
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    Why Disease Persists: An Evolutionary Nosology. [REVIEW]Robert L. Perlman - 2005 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 8 (3):343-350.
    Although natural selection might be expected to reduce the incidence and severity of disease, disease persists. Natural selection leads to increases in the mean fitness of populations and so will reduce the frequency of disease-associated alleles, but other evolutionary processes, such as mutation and gene flow, may introduce or increase the frequency of these deleterious alleles. The pleiotropic actions of genes and the epistatic interactions between them complicate the relationship between genotype and phenotype, and may result in the preservation of (...)
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    Disparities and Discrimination in Health Care: An Introduction.Alix Weisfeld & Robert L. Perlman - 2005 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 48 (1):1-S9.
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    Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue on the 25th Anniversary of the Asilomar Conference.Alan N. Schechter & Robert L. Perlman - 2001 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 44 (2):159-161.
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  5. Editors' Introduction: Why is Revitalizing Clinical Research So Important, Yet So Difficult?Alan N. Schechter, Robert L. Perlman & Richard A. Rettig - 2004 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47 (4):476-486.
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    Evolutionary Biology: A Basic Science for Medicine in the 21st Century.Robert L. Perlman - 2011 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 54 (1):75-88.
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    Evolutionary Biology, Circa 2009.Robert L. Perlman - 2009 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 52 (4):628-634.
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    Morton Arnsdorf (1940–2010).Robert L. Perlman - 2011 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 54 (1):1-2.
    Morton Arnsdorf, the book review editor of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on June 9, 2010. Mort grew up in Chicago, went to college at Harvard, and then to medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In college, Mort majored in History of Science, and he retained strong interests in history throughout his medical career. Mort did a residency in medicine at the University of Chicago, went back to Columbia (...)
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    Richard L. Landau.Robert L. Perlman - 2015 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 58 (1):V-VI.
    Richard Landau, the longtime editor of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, died on November 3, 2015. Richard grew up in St. Louis. Like many people of his generation, he was inspired to become a physician by Paul de Kruif ’s book Microbe Hunters. Richard went to college and medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and came to the University of Chicago in 1940 as a resident in medicine. Except for a two-year stint in the army during World War (...)
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    Review of Marcel Weber, Philosophy of Experimental Biology[REVIEW]Robert L. Perlman - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (2).
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    The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (Review).Robert L. Perlman - 2010 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (4):648-650.
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    Clinical Research: Twenty-Five Years of Increasing Concern for the Linchpin of Medical Advances.Robert L. Perlman, Richard A. Rettig & Alan N. Schechter - 2004 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47 (4):475-475.
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    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Publishing.Robert L. Perlman - 2002 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 45 (1):125-130.
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    Editors' Note.Robert L. Perlman & Richard L. Landau - 2005 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 48 (4):630-630.
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    The Epistemology of Development, Evolution, and Genetics: Selected Essays (Review).Robert L. Perlman - 2006 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49 (2):311-313.
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    The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma (Review).Robert L. Perlman - 2007 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 50 (2):314-316.
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    Public Health: The Development of a Discipline. Volume 1: From the Age of Hippocrates to the Progressive Era (Review).Robert L. Perlman - 2009 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 52 (3):482-484.