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Health tectonics

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 01 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1918
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
  1. J.O.Drife{at}

    Always alert to innovation, today we introduce you to a new science that fuses medicine with geology. The academic discipline of health tectonics is just a few months old but already has a society and website and will soon have its own journal and a chair at one of our more dynamic universities. An inaugural world congress is planned for 2009.

    Here’s what it’s about. Everyone is familiar with plate tectonics—the idea that Earth’s crust consists of land …

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