Preventive Veterinary Medicine VM544. Lecture 1 Introduction Part II. Preventive not “preventative” medicine and there are no “preventative drugs” to give to animals so they won’t get sick. What is “preventive medicine”? -Objective of clinical medicine = “cure the sick”
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Introduction Part II
What is “preventive medicine”?
-Objective of clinical medicine = “cure the sick”
-Objective of preventive medicine “solve the problem”
- The River StoryPreventive Medicine
“Swords and lances, arrows, machine guns, and even high explosives have had far less power over the fates of the nations than the typhus louse, the plague flea, and the yellow fever mosquito.”
Zinsser, p 9-10
“Civilizations have retreated from the plasmodium of malaria, and armies have crumbled into rabbles under the onslaught of cholera spirilla, or of dysentery and typhoid bacilli. Huge areas have been devastated by the trypanosome that travels on the wings of the tsetse fly, and generations have been harassed by the syphilis of a courtier.”Zinsser, p 9-10
“War and conquest and that herd existence which is an accompaniment of what we call civilization have merely set the stage for these more powerful agents of human tragedy."
Zinsser, p 9-10
(as measured by the “success” of the human species)
Wisconsin Death Trip
“…men go into this branch of work from a number of motives, the last of which is a self-conscious desire to do good.”.…“About the only genuine sporting proposition that remains unimpaired by the relentless domestication of a once free-living human species is the war against these ferocious little fellow creatures, which lurk in dark corners and stalk us in the bodies of rats, mice and all kinds of domestic animals; which fly and crawl with the insects, and waylay us in our food and drink and even our love.” Zinsser, p13
“This is the true joy in life, of being used for a purpose recognized by myself as a mighty one. Of being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clog of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die! For the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch that I have got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” George Bernard Shaw
“Is this a job, a mission, or a holy crusade?”
Dr. Tina Smith (Spoken while bleeding sows for the pseudorabies eradication program)