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Lotze, who, according to Welch, began as a pathologist and became a great philosopher, once wrote that every natural phenomenon may be investigated not only with reference to the mathematical grounds of its possibility and the causes of its occurrence but also as regards the meaning or idea which it represents in the world of phenomena. Brugsch has in many respects traveled the same path and in this, his most recent treatise, has developed a broad foundation for the contemplation of that aggregate of the sciences which are grouped as medical. Brugsch is concerned with the integration of this aggregate, as he is too in an integrative concept of the object; i. e., the human being about which the aggregate revolves. "Ganzheits-problematik" has for the moment almost the quality of a slogan in continental and even in British circles. With Botha's support of the movement termed "Holism," with Aschoff's recent
Ganzheitsproblematik in der Medizin zugleich eine Einführung in die medizinische Erkenntnislehre. JAMA. 1937;109(13):1068–1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390070037
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