Letter to the Editor: Missouri Medicine - [Kahn, LH.  One Health = One Great Issue (Letter), Missouri Medicine 2013;110:292.]


This Letter to the Editor (see PDF link above or full text below) was submitted to and published in the July/August Missouri Medicine Journal issue in response to the outstanding One Health issue published in the May/June issue of Missouri Medicine.  This was posted on the One Health Initiative website’s Publications page

 June 7, 2013:


Important One Medicine [One Health] issue (PDF attachment) published

The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association May/June 2013

Posted on One Health Initiative website Publications page Friday, June 07, 2013.


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John C. Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAO

Editor, Missouri Medicine medical journal

2010 President Kansas City Metro Med Soc

409 NW Briarcliff Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64116-1669

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Note: Dr. Hagan is a One Health supporter



One Health = One Great Issue!


On behalf of my One Health Initiative (OHI) Autonomous pro bono team colleagues Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD, Jack Woodall, PhD, Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH and myself, we greatly appreciate your visionary May/June 13 issue of Missouri Medicine on One Medicine [commonly referred to as One Health]. Drs. Kaplan (a veterinarian), Monath (a physician), Woodall (a biomedical research scientist), Conti (a veterinarian) and I manage the One Health Initiative website, designed to promote and distribute all pertinent U.S. and worldwide One Health information, publications, and upcoming events. This issue and articles from Missouri Medicine were posted on our website in our publications section.


“The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.”

A recent publication by the OHI team essentially demonstrates the crucial importance and exponential expansion of the One Health international movement over the past several years


Physicians, veterinarians and all health scientists should join forces in a “call to arms” for implementing One Health for the sake of human and animal welfare now and for civilization’s posterity. Indeed, there is an obvious critical need for One Health!


Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP

Research Scholar

Program on Science and Global Security

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Princeton University

Co-Founder, One Health Initiative 

Columnist, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


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Lizabeth Fleenor | Dir. Communications | Managing Editor, Missouri Medicine

Missouri State Medical Association | 113 Madison | Jefferson City, MO 65102

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