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History of One Health and One Medicine
  1. A. C. Palmer
  1. School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES
  1. E-mail: acp23{at}

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I HAVE been interested in your correspondence on the history of One Health and One Medicine (most recently, VR, March 29, 2014, vol 174, p 333). One of the earliest references to comparative medicine was expressed by Sir Clifford Allbutt, the Cambridge Regius Professor of Physic, in 1919: ‘To establish in Cambridge a central institute of comparative pathology, which must include professional units for the diseases of …

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