Function and Value of Medical Knowledge in Modern Diseases

  • Henrik R. Wulff
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 36)


Imagine a medical scientist who is engaged in studying the very complex pathogenetic mechanisms of a certain disease process. He may well find that these studies are extremely satisfying from a purely academic point of view, and it is quite possible that it is this intellectual satisfaction which motivates him. However, as a medical scientist he will realize that it is the ultimate aim of all medical activities to promote health and to eliminate illness, and he will hope that one day his studies may serve that end.


Peptic Ulcer Disease Medical Knowledge Pernicious Anaemia Intermittent Claudication Biological Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik R. Wulff
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  1. 1.Herlev University HospitalDenmark

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