Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Theory of the Whole

  • “(W)holistic”: the coining and the connotations

    Richard Sobel Negev, Israel   Origin of the term Jan Christian Smuts (1870-1950)—general, statesman, twice Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, and philosopher, published his political treatise, “Holism and Evolution,” in 1926. It is said that Albert Einstein thought Smuts was one of only eleven people in the world who understood his Theory…