History of the Evolutionary Medicine And Its Applicability To Medical Education

History of the Evolutionary Medicine
And Its Applicability To Medical Education
Choi, Jongduck

The purpose of this paper is to show direction how historical epistemology of the evolutionary medicine and functionalistic methodology of clinical medicine can be integrated. In order to carry out the purpose, I, first of all, describe the history of evolutionary thinking which has been emerged in the first half of the 19th century. Second, I arrange the evolutionary theory which has been established by Charles Darwin, by the viewpoints of the medical affairs. Third, it is covered in my demonstration how the Darwin’s evolutionary theory had been distorted in socially and medically eugenics. I show that the evolutionary theory had been falsely represented in the name of ‘medical Darwinism’, which called by Zampieri. I furthermore clarify how and why the duration of medical Darwinism could have lasted for the 60 years just before WW II. Then, hereby, I exhibit the details of the epistemological base and etiology of the evolutionary medicine. Lastly I analyze the reasons why the evolutionary medicine has been excluded in the clinical medicine. If those reasons can be clarified, it would be useful for the evolutionary medicine to enter into current curriculum of medical education as well. This paper aims ultimately to examine those possibilities.
Evolution, Evolutionary Medicine, Vulnerability to Disease, View of Body, Medical Education, Human Medicine

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