Spiegel, Rainer (2019) Non-human animals providing rescue in medical emergencies. Animal Sentience 23(23)
Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?
In their target article, Chapman & Huffman challenge the quotation of Sir William Osler that the desire to take medication distinguishes humans from non-human animals. They provide examples of self-medication in non-human animals. Based on these examples, it can be inferred that non-human animals practice at least some form of medicine for symptom control. I would like to extend this view by showing that non-human animals not only provide self-medication, but also rescue others facing emergencies.
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