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The philosophical roots of the "One Medicine" movement: an analysis of some relevant ideas by Rudolf Virchow and Calvin Schwabe with their modern implications
Linköpings universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5531-817X
2013 (English)In: Studia Philosophica Estonica, ISSN 1736-5899 (online) 2228-110X (print), Vol. 6, no 2, 97-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decade there has been increasing interest in combining veterinary and human medicine, mainly in the areas of vaccination and the eradication of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Although the roots of this “One Health-One Medicine” approach can be found in ancient Egypt and Greece, the roots of the philosophy of “one medicine” have not been so thoroughly discussed. In this paper I will analyse some ideas that could unite veterinary and human medicine, from Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) and Calvin W. Schwabe (1927-2006). Both are recognized as important theoretical founders of the philosophy of one medicine. I will also further develop these thoughts to meet some of the discussions taking place today.

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2013. Vol. 6, no 2, 97-109 p.
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one health, one medicine, foundation of, theory of, Virchow, Schwabe
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History of Ideas Philosophy Other Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4506OAI: diva2:797962
Available from: 2015-03-25 Created: 2015-03-25 Last updated: 2015-03-27Bibliographically approved

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