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academic freedom

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — History of the Americas.

The right of scholars to study and report on any problem that their curiosity and conscience dictate, without fear of retribution. This right may be infringed when studies are paid for by...

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Agency for International Development

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

Abbreviated as AID, or preferably USAID. The US government agency that administers and disburses foreign aid in the form of material, professional and technical support, primarily aimed at...

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American Association of Retired Persons

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

(AARP)

A large national organization in the United States that advocates on behalf of Americans in the older age groups, roughly 55 years and older. There are equivalent...

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American Medical Association

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

(AMA)

The principal professional organization for licensed physicians in the United States. It is an academic society concerned with professional standards of competence and...

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Benjamin Rush

Overview page. Subjects: History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(1745–1813)

American physician, statesman, reformer, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He campaigned for free education and religious tolerance and against...

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bills of mortality

Overview page. Subjects: History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The written records maintained in medieval parish registers in England of baptisms and deaths, containing a statement of the cause of death, used in early vital statistical analyses,...

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Caucasian

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — World History.

Syn: white. Strictly speaking, an ethnographic term for a person of Indo-European or European “race” but in practice often a vague, sometimes emotive designation. In multicultural and...

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foundlings

Overview page. Subjects: History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

An abandoned infant who is “found” in a church or on the doorstep of a rich person's home, having been left there by a desperate woman unable or unwilling to care for it. In the 19th...

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gangs

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — United States History.

Social groups, usually of adolescents and young adults, often single-sex groups, that may form, dissolve, and form again with changed membership. They provide mutual emotional and social...

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handguns

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Military History.

Short-barrelled firearms to which access is restricted in most Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) nations because of their lethal potential in the hands of the...

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