Letters How should health be defined?

Health is quality of process

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b83 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b83
  1. Peter Mansfield, retired medical practitioner1
  1. 1Newark NG24 1ET
  1. peter.mansfield47{at}ntlworld.com

    The works arising from the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham strongly illuminate how health should be defined.1 2 Health is visible in the process of life, not in status at any time. It is the quality of the movement from this moment to the next that counts, and it is independent …

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