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  1. Frank J. Flier & Pieter F. Vries Robbdeé (1999). Nosology and Causal Necessity; the Relation Betweendefining a Disease and Discovering its Necessary Cause. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (6).score: 870.0
    The problem of disease definition is related to theproblem of proving that a certain agent is thenecessary cause of a certain disease. Natural kindterms like rheumatoid arthritis and AIDS refer toessences which are discoverable rather thanpredeterminate. No statement about such diseases isa priori necessarily true. Because theories onnecessary causes involve natural kind semantics,Koch''s postulates cannot be used to falsify or verifysuch theories. Instead of proving that agent A is thenecessary cause of disease D, we include A in atheoretical definition of (...)
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  2. Frank J. Flier & Pieter F. De Vries Robbé (1999). Nosology and Causal Necessity; The Relation BetweenDefining a Disease and Discovering its Necessary Cause. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 20 (6):577-588.score: 870.0
    The problem of disease definition is related to theproblem of proving that a certain agent is thenecessary cause of a certain disease. Natural kindterms like ‘rheumatoid arthritis’ and ‘AIDS’ refer toessences which are discoverable rather thanpredeterminate. No statement about such diseases isa priori necessarily true. Because theories onnecessary causes involve natural kind semantics,Koch's postulates cannot be used to falsify or verifysuch theories. Instead of proving that agent A is thenecessary cause of disease D, we include A in atheoretical definition of (...)
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