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One health
History of One Health and One Medicine
  1. Ronald S. Jones
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THE recent letter from Max Murray and others at Glasgow veterinary school (VR, March 1, 2014, vol 174, p 227) reminded me of the immense contribution of Professor Sir William Weipers to the veterinary profession. I regard him as the outstanding veterinary surgeon of the 20th century. I joined the staff of the Glasgow veterinary school, as a new graduate, in 1960 and soon became aware of his forward thinking, and his kind and generous approach to life. He was a great advocate of all of the academic and administrative staff meeting for morning coffee as often as possible. His view was that when this activity …

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