Four Landmark One Health Textbooks of the early 21st Century:

One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.


 Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be.”      Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology)


Each book has been accomplished in the true multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary spirit of One Health: in essence, co-equal synergistic national and international collaborations among physicians, veterinarians, a broad range of health scientists working in tandem—sharing and expeditiously expanding efficacious current medical and health care knowledge for the benefit of this and future generations.  Public Health and Clinical health (comparative medicine) issues are addressed. Both academic and ‘real world’ (realistic) considerations are included.

Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks - 1st Edition (2010) – Co-Editors/Authors: Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH and Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, CEHP  Dr. Rabinowitz is a physician member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board  Dr. Conti, a veterinarian, is a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team.

Zoonoses – Protecting People and Their Pets - 1st Edition (2013) – Senior Editor: Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MS, MPH, DACVPM, Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health.  Dr. Dvorak, a veterinarian, is a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria,subjectCd-LS50.html - 3rd Edition (2014) [a book listed and featured by the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association] – Senior Editor: Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD  Veterinarian Dr. Thoen, is a Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, 1971 graduate; President of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (see below) and a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate 

Confronting Emerging Zoonoses: The One Health Paradigm (2014) - Senior Editor: Akio Yamada, DVM, PhD and  Dr. Yamada, a veterinarian, is Professor Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan and a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate

Endorsed by:

*One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH


*Editor’s Note: All OHI team members hold Honorary Diplomas in the prestigious American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES), founded by the late highly esteemed One Health/public health/veterinarian, James H. Steele, DVM, MPH; Dr. Steele also founded the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) veterinary medical division and was a co-editor of the Zoonotic Tuberculosis book showcased above.

The two extraordinary OHI team physician leaders, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP and Thomas P. Monath, MD have participated in and contributed significantly to three of these landmark One Health textbooks:



·         Dr. Monath, an internationally renowned physician virologist and vaccinologist was a co-founder of the OHI team, the originator and sponsor of the OHI website and a former member of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) One Health Initiative Task Force (OHITF) and its current successor, the U.S. One Health Commission.  His recent broad spectrum One Health endeavors include a visonary public health publication “Vaccines against diseases transmitted from animals to humans: A one health paradigm”

“This review focuses on the immunization of animals as a means of preventing human diseases (zoonoses). …” In simple terms, the idea is to develop vaccines that protect domestic animals and wildlife thereby establishing effective barriers against human infections.  Developing animal vaccines are less expensive and are less strictly regulated than are those for humans.  Hopefully a common sense One Health approach can go forward:,%20MD%20Sept%202013%20One%20Health%20Vaccine%20Article.pdf.  In addition, Dr. Monath's pertinent enterprising work currently involves crucial development activities related to Ebola vaccine

The OHI team’s health research scientist and epidemiologist member, Jack Woodall, PhD,, a co-founder of ProMED-mail and longstanding One Health leader, also participated in and contributed significantly to editing Confronting Emerging Zoonoses: The One Health Paradigm (2014).  Dr. Woodall manages the OHI website’s ProMED Outbreak Reports page