Table of contents for Plague time : how stealth infections cause cancers, heart disease, and other deadly ailments / Paul W. Ewald.


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PART I   A Sphere of Infection
          The Approach of Evolutionary Medicine

   1. The Virulence of Acute Infections ...........................9

   2. The Long Fuse of Sexually Transmitted Diseases ..............33

   3. The Stealth  of the Chronic  ................................43

   4. The Magnificent Defense  .................................59



PART II Infectious Threats Now
         On Guard Against the Acute-Blindsided by the Chronic

  5.  The Endless W ar  ........................................71

  6.  Where Are They Coming From? ...........................83

  7.  Malignant Growths in Our Backyard .......................93

  8.  Our Vulnerable Hearts and Minds .........................107

  9.  Diseases of Blood and Steel  ..............................127

  10. Modern  Miasmas ..........  ......................... 149



PART III Beyond the Fear of Infection
         Managing Microbes

  11. Reverberations Across Society  ............................167

  12.  Biobombs  ............................................ 177

  13. The Protean Opponents  .................................195

  14. Tools of Domestication  ...........................   213

  15. The Prepared Mind .....................................227


     Notes  ................................................245

     Glossary  ..............................................259

     Suggestions for Further Reading ..........................269

     Acknowledgments ......................................271

     Index  .........................................       275