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William Parker, PhD


Dr. Parker has worked at Duke University Medical Center for more than 20 years, focusing on the immune system and how immune function in Western culture deviates from function in pre-industrial societies. He is best known for the discovery of the function of the human appendix, and his current work deals primarily with characterization of "normal" immune function and ways to normalize the aberrant immune function found in Western cultures. Work in progress utilizes animal models and other approaches to examine improved neuropsychological function as a result of immune system normalization. He has published dozens of papers, and I would particularly recommend "Reconstitution of the human biome as the most reasonable solution for epidemics of allergic and autoimmune diseases" easily available on line.