Only very slowly is this idea also finding its way into pharmacology and gender medicine: namely, that research, too, can no longer use only the defined norm of the “white, 18-year-old, healthy, male, hetero-sexual Central European” as the global basis for epidemiology, metabolism and therapy response.
The EFVM is committed to bringing this aspect into focus by using the term “migration medicine”.
Realities of life change – knowledge is in flux. This must also be reflected in modern medicine. Quite in the sense of the Heraclitean aphorism: “Panta Rhei” (ancient Greek: “everything flows”): Being is not static, but to be grasped dynamically as eternal change. Being is the becoming of the whole. But behind the ceaseless flow is unity: unity in multiplicity and multiplicity in unity.