Organs, Organisms and Disease: Human Ontology and Medical Practice
The disorders of the body and the mind are to a very large extent the consequences of inadequate responses to the environment. They involve not only a particular organ but the organism as a whole. For this reason, the practice of medicine demands of the physician a holistic attitude that goes beyond that of the experimental scientist.1
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