An Epidemic of Absence
A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmunne DiseasesBook - 2012
"Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn's disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that's because it has--to levels never before seen in human history. These days no fewer than one in five, and likely more, Americans suffer from one of these ailments. We seem newly, and bafflingly, vulnerable to immune system malfunction. Why? Science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff explains the latest thinking about this problem and explores the remarkable new treatments in the works"--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Description: vii, 385 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: 616.079 Vel