Important Essay on the History of One Medicine published in the United Kingdom (soon to be published in the USA): Contained within "The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine"
Medicine and Species: One Medicine, One History?
“University librarians may well be interested in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, already available in the United Kingdom and to be published in the United States on November 1st, 2011. Although expensive at $150, this innovative 672 page survey edited by Mark Jackson, contains an important essay by Robert G. W. Kirk and Michael Worboys, “Medicine and Species: One Medicine, One History?” which proposes “re-conceiving medicine as a set of knowledge-practices grounded in interspecies interactions.” In brief, the authors (a Wellcome Research Fellow and the Director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester) contend that the history of medicine “should become the history of one medicine” because of “the complex interactions between species that have been present throughout history”. ...”
Please read complete review by clicking on http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/The%20History%20of%20One%20Medicine2.pdf
Book Review provided to One Health Initiative Website September 6, 2011 by:
Robert E. Kahn, PhD
Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD)
Kansas State University