Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 9th, 2001
A zoologist, he was studying the social habits of sparrows. But during that ordeal 24 years ago, he had time to ponder other things: was his personal predicament simply the havoc of a germ bent on spreading itself around' Or was his body trying to flush away the germ' Was this the evolutionary adaptation of an invader or the evolved human defense against it' Healthy again, he checked the medical literature.
"I realized that virtually all considerations of evolutionary processes in the medical literature were incorrect," he said December 17, 2000.
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