Mark Jerome Walters, Harvard Medical School, Center for Health and the Global Environment
The field of ecological health recognizes that the physical well-being of people, nonhuman animals, and their habitats are inseparable. This is a profoundly different notion from the conventional view of health, in which physicians, nurses, and others treat human ills; veterinarians tend to the health of livestock, pets, and wildlife; and conservation biologists and ecologists address habitat health. But the more we learn about health, the more ludicrous these artificial divisions become.
6/17/2002 — 152KB