Universal etiology, multifactorial diseases and the constitutive model of disease classification

Infectious diseases are often said to have a universal etiology, while chronic and noncommunicable diseases are said to be multifactorial in their etiology. It has been argued that the universal etiology of an infectious disease results from its classification using a monocausal disease model. In th...

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Published in:Studies in history and philosophy of science, Vol. 67 (2018), p. 8-15
Main Author: Fuller, Jonathan (Author)
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1879-2499
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1016/j.shpsc.2017.11.002
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