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One Health
The origins of One Medicine
  1. Bruce Vivash Jones
  1. Ermin Way House, 34 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AN
  1. email: vivashbvj123{at}

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I read the letter from Henry Lamb with great interest and in full agreement (VR, 23 March 2019, vol 184, pp 388-389). I would like to add to his comments on the origination of One Health. The declaration by Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) did direct attention to the fact of One Medicine. We now know, that from the earliest times, where we have an indication of the practice of medicine, it was always seen as a single discipline with two clinical end points.

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