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Throughout the centuries, medicine was the profession of healing the sick, no matter the disease or the social context. Key diseases were identified and priorities were set for the well being of society, leading to diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy being aggressively tackled. With time, the priority areas of the medical community and the ones of the ill diverged and Rudolph Virchow attempted to keep the profession from becoming increasingly isolated from the population and the root causes of illness: “Medicine is a social science, and politics are nothing but medicine at a larger scale. Physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and social problems fall to a large extent within…

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