What Is Disease?

@article{King1954WhatID,
  title={What Is Disease?},
  author={Lester Snow King},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={1954},
  volume={21},
  pages={193 - 203}
}
  • L. S. King
  • Published 1 July 1954
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy of Science
Biological science does not try to distinguish betweeln health and disease. Biology is concerned with the interaction between living organisms and their environment. What we call health or disease is quite irrelevant. These reactions between the individual and his environment are complex. The individual and his surroundings form an integrated system which we can arbitrarily divide into two parts. There is an "external" component, by which we mean such factors as light, heat, percentage of… 

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