Keynote address: the calculus of disease-importance of an integrating mindset

Prev Vet Med. 2004 Mar 16;62(3):193-205.


"The concept of One Medicine integrates the diverse relationships between humans and other animal species. Success in applying this concept requires more than the left-brain activities of categorizing and differentiating items and events. Success requires that we also allow ourselves-encourage ourselves-to use the right-brain activities of synthesis and creativity. If we find success in One Medicine, we shall have enhanced our positive influence on activities beyond what we typically consider"Veterinary Medicine"; we will have benefited the production of food and other agricultural products, the maintenance of environmental quality, and promoted humane values in society.

Publication types

  • Address

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Education, Veterinary
  • Epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Interdepartmental Relations
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Medicine*
  • Research
  • Veterinary Medicine*