Jeff Wheelwright

Jeff Wheelwright is a science writer whose work has appeared in Discover, Smithsonian, and The His latest book is The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess (2012). He lives in California.

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Public health
Risky medicine

Misunderstanding risk factors has led to massive overtreatment of diseases people don’t have and probably never will

Jeff Wheelwright