Year of Publication
Arts and Sciences
Evolution has been a paradox in the field of science, but, the study of evolutionary medicine applies both the evolutionary game theory and medicine. This study was conducted to explore evolution by analyzing two 19th century collections of medical formulations and prescriptions while compared to the trend of public health and pathogenic mechanisms. Analysis of organic structure in historical prescriptions, descriptive epidemiology in Kentucky, and the idea of the germ theory will be used explicitly to show the evolutionary change of health and disease. Results of this study provided an outlook on ingredients that stimulate the body as a whole in order to ease a patient through their illness. Paleoanthropological studies have been shown to prove our better understanding of basic evolutionary biology.
Sturgill, Taylor, "Exploring Evolutionary Medicine through 19th Century Medical Collections: Applications in Archival Studies" (2018). Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Student Research. 2.