Multidisciplinary approach in Public Health: Albert Jonsen's example

Roberto Bucci

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Among the medical humanities, Albert Jonsen is a prophet. He assigns a special role to the history of medicine and philosophy. Daring to make a generalization on two disciplines with such a long pedigree, we can say that, despite the many theories and definitions, history is inevitably concerned with the memory and philosophy constantly absorbed by meaning. When these human sciences live in the world of medicine and biomedical sciences, they become like family in a set of ideas, institutions and practices. They actively participate in the continuing conversation of that family. The historical, narrative and philosophical thought, unless perceived as mere diversions, can direct the conversation toward a different direction or elevate it to a higher plane.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Medical Humanities
  • Public Health


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