Hypotheses on War and Health

Room: 103
28.08.2010, Sat 10.30 - 12.00

Organizer: NVMP-Netherlands and PGS Physicians for Global Survival Canada.  

Speakers: Dr. Leo van Bergen (Netherlands) and Dr. Mrs. Dale Dewar (Canada)

When researching the connection between war and health and the consequences of war on health there are a lot of hypotheses, that are either hard to prove, or considered self-evident. Such as: war is a disease or war is good for medicine. It is important for the science of war and medicine that such hypotheses are  challenged  and that the definitions are clear. If war is  like a  disease, what do we mean with the word 'disease'? If war is good for medicine, what is 'war', 'good', 'medicine'?