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Only one medicine: the future of comparative medicine and clinical research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11020358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the roots of comparative medicine and argues that during the 20th century it failed to realise its full potential. New opportunities arise from the growing availability of precise, minimally invasive, clinically compatible techniques, which enable us to benefit from the availability of spontaneous analogues of human disease in animals. Particularly with multifactorial diseases, these offer a unique blend of authenticity and acceptability. To realise the full benefits to both animals and humans, we need much closer alignment of human and veterinary clinical medicine.
A Michell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-27     Completed Date:  2000-11-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Dissection / history,  veterinary
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
History, Medieval
Physiology, Comparative / history*,  trends
Research / history*,  trends
Veterinary Medicine / history*,  trends

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