medicina biologica

English translation: biological medicine

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Italian term or phrase:medicina biologica
English translation:biological medicine
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17:44 Aug 16, 2001
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Italian term or phrase: medicina biologica
I'll admit it - I don't know the English words well enough to distinguish - is it holistic or homeopathic?
Hmm.
Amy Taylor
United States
Local time: 06:52
biological medicine
Explanation:
Just so.

This is an up-and-coming catch-phrase, which conveniently overlooks the fact that medicine by definition is "biological". It embraces both holistic ("treating the entire organism") and homeopathic ("a microscopically tiny bit of a bad thing will cure you") principles.

Google turned up about 2,000 hits, including this one:

"WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE? Biological medicine is a new, fast growing branch of the healing sciences based on harmless nutritional and naturopathic methods..."

As a long-time translator of legitimate medical and pharmaceutical documents, and a knowledgeable consumer of medical services, I'd like to point out that any method touted as "harmless" is virtually guaranteed to be "helpless" as well. Remedies for human ailments are powerful things, and (IMHO) organizations that pander to people's fears and hope by touting "harmless" nostrums or procedures are committing a reprehensible act of callous self-interest.

HBJ Clifford,
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 05:52
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Heather - Many thanks. You must certainly be one of those, like myself, who also cringe at "organic food." Thanks for all the info - above and beyond the call of duty. Mille grazie. Amy
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Summary of answers provided
na +4biological medicine
Heathcliff
nabiomedicine
Rita Bandinelli
naAlternative or natural medicine
mangordi


  

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23 mins peer agreement (net): +4
biological medicine


Explanation:
Just so.

This is an up-and-coming catch-phrase, which conveniently overlooks the fact that medicine by definition is "biological". It embraces both holistic ("treating the entire organism") and homeopathic ("a microscopically tiny bit of a bad thing will cure you") principles.

Google turned up about 2,000 hits, including this one:

"WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE? Biological medicine is a new, fast growing branch of the healing sciences based on harmless nutritional and naturopathic methods..."

As a long-time translator of legitimate medical and pharmaceutical documents, and a knowledgeable consumer of medical services, I'd like to point out that any method touted as "harmless" is virtually guaranteed to be "helpless" as well. Remedies for human ailments are powerful things, and (IMHO) organizations that pander to people's fears and hope by touting "harmless" nostrums or procedures are committing a reprehensible act of callous self-interest.

HBJ Clifford,
stepping down from the soapbox



    Reference: http://members.aol.com/hhnm/biomed.html
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 05:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
Heather - Many thanks. You must certainly be one of those, like myself, who also cringe at "organic food." Thanks for all the info - above and beyond the call of duty. Mille grazie. Amy

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fuad Yahya
45 mins

agree  Fernando Muela Sopeña
4 hrs

agree  marcuccia
8 hrs

agree  Daniela Benigni
19 hrs
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50 mins
Alternative or natural medicine


Explanation:
It is a vast term involving acupuncture, homeopathy,etc.
Centro di medicina biologica e naturale Francois Broussais
http://www.centro-medico-broussais.it/ [More Results From: www.centro-medico-broussais.it]


    I'm a doctor
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mangordi
Colombia
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10 hrs
biomedicine


Explanation:
I've seen this term on several occasions, but I wonder whether it applies to the same context you are working on?

Rita Bandinelli
Local time: 14:52
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 137
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