"Hal"-old word, new task. Reflections on the words "health" and "medical"

Jago J.D. (1975) "Hal"-old word, new task. Reflections on the words "health" and "medical". Social Science and Medicine, 9 1: 1-6. doi:10.1016/0037-7856(75)90151-1

Author Jago J.D.
Title "Hal"-old word, new task. Reflections on the words "health" and "medical"
Journal name Social Science and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0037-7856
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0037-7856(75)90151-1
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
3207 Social Psychology
3303 Development
3306 Health (social science)
Abstract Concern with comprehensive care for the patient has led to these reflections on the meaning of basic words such as "health", "disease", "medicine" and "medical". The words "health" and "medical" mean quite different things. They cannot be used interchangeably, as they are often are in popular usage. The attractiveness of "health" lies in its shortness and its sense of comprehensiveness. It is a noun, however; not an adjective. A new adjective for "health" is urgently needed to free that noun to retain and develop a richer substantive meaning. The author offers the word "hal" and explains why it should come into common use.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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