Introduction

In all of LIFE, when  compatible parts  are optimally positioned, they  yearn for wholeness and therefore connect, bond and function together as one structure in time and space.    As a consequence, there is a surprising and sometimes miraculous result .  Sometimes this leads to more order and sometimes more disorder.  Often the result is a flux in a state between order and disorder.

This is the beginning and the end of the story of The Common Vein.

Everything in us and around us is made of parts each representing a unit of structure.

PARTS

Unbonded Parts Floating Randomly  This art piece shows parts of  structure randomly distributed and unbonded and therefore without integration of structure or function..
Courtesy Ashley Davidoff
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Units

In the world of language the single and the simple is the letter, while in the world of music and painting it is the note, and the brushstroke respectively.  The letter moves on to the word, the note to the bar, and the brush stroke to an object in the painting.  In biology the cell is the basis of the organ and organism.  The Mozarts, van Goghs, Einsteins and Shakespeare’s of the world, organized connected and integrated the units in such a way so as to create a genius result – certainly one that is more powerful than the individual parts.  In biology,  years of evolution have slowly crafted the human body into a miraculous machine which we have the good fortune to own,  and honor.  In the medical world we also have the opportunity to study it, and to unravel and understand its mysteries.

The biological unit is considered to be a relatively independent unit that is connected to other biological units that together form a larger unit..  The cell forms a tissue, the organs form the systems and and the systems the body.  The couple, family, and community are also considered biological units in the context of the common vein project.

PARTS NEED TO BOND 

The parts are driven by a variety of forces to bond with other parts

Unbonded Bonds
This art piece demonstrates a generic representation of bonds.  In biology these bonds are commonly related to attractive electrical forces.
Courtesy Ashley Davidoff
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Unbonded Bonds This art piece demonstrates a generic representation of bonds.  In biology these bonds are commonly related to attractive electrical forces.  Courtesy Ashley Davidoff

When  compatible parts  are optimally positioned, they  connect, bond and function together as a new structural unit with its own need and yearning to bond.   This applies to all elements of biology including, the atomsmoleculescellsorgans as well as people.

 

The Basic Concept

When parts bond they create a new unit

A NEW UNIT – ONENESS

Parts and Bonds
This art piece depicts the universal structural organization in biology. Different parts of a structure (drawn as disc shaped structures in the periphery of the art piece) are bonded to form a new and unique entity (sphere in the center) , with unique function  guided by universal and common principles
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Parts in biology bond to create structure and function in time and space. The purpose to create more order and a oneness. This sometimes leads to order and health, and sometimes leads to disorder and disease.

BONDING OF STRUCTURAL PARTS

Structure
In biology all the parts need to bond in structure and function to create a unique unit that has unique specialised structure and function. The structural parts in turn bond and combine their functionality for the good of the whole.
Copyright Ashley Davidoff MD
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BONDING OF FUNCTIONAL PARTS

Function
In biology all the parts need to bond in structure and function to create a unique unit that has specialised function. The functional parts in turn bond and combine their functionality for the good of the whole.
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Result

The result may be good or bad, or indifferent leading to more order or more disorder in the world

ORDER AND HEALTH

thumbs up, disorder, disease, Ashley Davidoff MD, The Common Vein
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DISORDER AND DISEASE

thumbs down, disorder, disease, Ashley Davidoff MD, The Common Vein
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OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

Flux between order and disorder and health and disease
Courtesy
Ashley Davidoff MD
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This concept has universal application to all structural organization starting at the atom and extending to the solar system and probably the universe

SPACE

TIME

 

Some Quotes about PRINCIPLES

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.

Galileo Galilei

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

Victor Hugo

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

This site explains the principles that govern TCV

IN BIOLOGY

The CELL and organelles

Organelles of the Cell
The organelles of the cell bond in structure and function to create a single entity – the cell
The nucleus is the central focus of the cell and it is bonded to the organelles including the smooth and rough endoplasmic reticula, Golgi apparatus, mitochondrion, lysosome, and messenger RNA.
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Result –

In the cell, organelles yearn for wholeness and therefore connect, and bond in the cytoplasm and function together as one structure in time and space.    Most of the time this leads to more order but sometimes more disorder.  Cancer is an example occurs when a cell becomes a rebel in the community without regard for the whole  Often though the result is in a state between order and disorder.

THE ORGANS AND THE BODY

Organs of the Body
The organs of the body, bond in structure and function to create a single entity – the body
The brain is the central controlling and integrating organ of the body and it is linked to the organs via nerves. Blood vessels, ducts and hormones also serve to connect the organs
Copyright Ashley Davidoff MD
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Result –

In the body, the organs yearn for wholeness and therefore connect, and bond via blood vessels. nerves, lymphatics, ducts and hormones, and function together as one structure in time and space.    Most of the time this leads to more order but sometimes more disorder.

In NATURE

The following video, demonstrates the yearning for Oneness by the flock of birds.

The final minute of a 40 minute display of Starlings this evening at Minsmere, before they set down to roost for the night. Stunning! – for any licensing requests please contact licensing@defymedia.com

Posted by Linda Robinson on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Principles – Introduction

The Common Vein copyright 2007

Introduction to the Common Vein

The Common Vein is about the principles that govern our biological world.  While “common” refers to the common tenets that govern biology and medicine, “vein” refers to the links that connect and keep units together and viable.

The introductory module is outlined below in keeping with the stepwise approach to learning.  Each of the categories discussed below are described in a few sentences which progress in complexity as the project unfolds.  Thus the intent of the first group of introductory chapters, is to paint a broad picture soas to give us a starting point for the learning, and to give context to the detail to come.

There is a firm belief that underlying complexity there is simplicity.  In order to understand the complexity, one should start out with the single and simple, and progressively, in stepwise fashion build to complexity. We have likened this model conceptually to an inverted cone or pyramid, where the bottom as a point repesents the single and the simple and upside down pyramid progresses to complexity both in depth and breadth.

Units

In the world of language the single and the simple is the letter, while in the world of music and painting it is the note, and the brushstroke respectively.  The letter moves on to the word, the note to the bar, and the brush stroke to an object in the painting.  In biology the cell is the basis of the organ and organism.  The Mozarts, van Goghs, Einsteins and Shakespeare’s of the world, organized connected and integrated the units in such a way so as to create a genius result – certainly one that is more powerful than the individual parts.  In biology,  years of evolution have slowly crafted the human body into a miraculous machine which we have the good fortune to own,  and honor.  In the medical world we also have the opportunity to study it, and to unravel and understand its mysteries.

The biological unit is considered to be a relatively independant unit that is connected to other biological units that together form a larger unit..  The cell forms a tissue, the organs form the systems and and the systems the body.  The couple, family, and community are also considered biological units in the comtext of the common vein project.

Structure Function Disease Diagnosis Treatment

Structure and function work hand in hand.  The order of one is dependant on the order of the other and similalrly when there is disorder of one there is inevitably disorder of the other.  In the study of structure and function we tend to separate the two in an attempt to understand each of them, but of course in biology they are inextricably linked and dependant on one another.  Within the realm of the biological units, common structural features and functional features exist,whether we are observing the cell , the tissue, the organ, the body or the larger communities.

Links Connections

The interdependace of biological units requires them to be connected.  The blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics are used as conduits between structures while connective tissue, ligaments, mesenteries and cement matrix bond and link the tissues.

Units to Unity

Units to unity is a fundamental concept throughout  TCV.  The combination of units to form a new unit that is bigger and more powerful than the individual parts is seen at every level of our lives. It is also seen in the non biological aspects.  In  chemistry the single atom is the beginning, and progresses to the element and then to the molecule,  while in biology it is most practical to start out with the cell (though we could start smaller) and progress through the tissues to the organ.  While the bigger unit is more powerful than the individual parts, the bigger unit is only as strong as its individual parts, and continued respect of the role the smaller units play is all imporant.

Uniqueness

Although liver cells for example are given characteristic features, each liver cell is absolutely unique.  For one thing, no two structures can occupy the same space and as such, are therefore completely different.  In addition, as each cell is studied in depth, morphological uniqueness will be appreciated in the same way that each human being is recognized as unique.

Dependance and Independance

This module is totally dedicated to the inaugral speech of John F Kennedy’s where he emphasised the importance of individual uniqueness and liberty but also the importance of interdependance of people and of nations.

Time

The universal element of time applies through all aspects of biology, whether one is talking about the lifespan of the a red cell or whether one is talking about the growth and development of the embryo to adulthood.  Time and cycles are inextricably linked to biology.

Space

Space is a second element that is inextricably linked to biology.  All biological units need space to live and to breathe and to work in.  Encroachment on anothers space is a physical and moral transgression.

Forces

In addition to space and time, there are other forces in our environment that cause the environment to continually change.  There are some forces like gravity that are always present on earth and do not change while others like temperature, and humidity are in continual flux.  These forces which also include chemical , radiational , and mechanical forces create an ongoing  minute to minute challenge for the organism.

Interactions

Biological units interact with the forces of the environment resulting in a change.  The xhange may lead to more order or more disorder.

States of Being

There are states of order and states of disorder.  In the extreme we have life and death, and in between our lives exist between states of relative order and states of relative disorder.

Health and Disease

In general the states of order are called health and the states of disorder are called disease.

The Field of Medicine

The field of medicine focuses on the states of order and disorder.  The basic elements that allow the physician to accomplish part of the mission is the understanding of structure, function and disease, and to responsibly and wisely diagnose and treat disorder.

The Physician – Understanding How Structure Function Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Fit Together

52997 code anatomy historical ref http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/da_g_I-A-1-02.html re copyright http://www.nlm.nih.gov/copyright.html Anatomia Carpi. Isagoge breves perlucide ac uberime, in Anatomiam humani corporis… Bologna, 1535. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine. Jacopo Berengario da Carpi (ca.1460-ca.1530) [anatomist] Berengario, an Italian surgeon and physician, refashioned the 14th-century anatomical treatise of Mondino de’Liuzzi for print publication. The illustrations give little anatomical detail, but visually represent the sense of wonder that attends the opening of the body. (need permission)

Medicine – Research teaching and Clinical Care

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The goal of this work is to provide a path for the medical student who comes to us on the first day of his/her education and says – :”I know nothing and I want to grow into a compassionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and wise physician.”