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Vet. Sci. 2014, 1(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/vetsci1010001

Veterinary Sciences—A Forum for One Medicine, One Health

Founding Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Sciences, Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
Received: 17 September 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 12 November 2013
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The study of the pathophysiology and treatment of diseases of domestic animals and wildlife has much to offer to biomedical research as a whole. More importantly, it has great potential to contribute to the health and well-being of all species on the planet. Integrated thinking about animal and human health has been promulgated for centuries. However, although sometimes credited to physician, William Osler, the term “One Medicine” was coined in modern vernacular by Calvin Schwabe, who noted the interaction of humans and animals for nutrition, livelihood and health [1]. More generally, the term emphasizes that there are no fundamental differences between veterinary and human medical principles, and that each contributes knowledge to the other. “One Health” is often considered a broader term as it includes the consideration of ecosystem health, and often represents the overlap of domestic and wild animal health with human public health [2]. [...]
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