Texts of Wladyslaw Bieganski General Problems of The Theory of Medical Sciences (1897)

The Concept of Therapy
  • Ilana Löwy
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 37)


In the previous chapters we have analyzed the origins and the development of disease. We have seen that from a biological point of view, disease is not foreign to life. It is a specific manifestation of life, necessary when the cell is facing very strong stimuli. We have said that a function can be defined as a reaction of a living cell to small and medium stimuli, whereas disease, or a modified function, is the reaction of the same live cell to strong and excessive stimuli.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilana Löwy
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  1. 1.Hôpital Necker-Enfants MaladesINSERMParisFrance

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