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custody

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Legally recognized responsibility for and authority over others, e.g., child custody as designated in a divorce settlement, incarceration of alleged and convicted criminals in prison.

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Drug Enforcement Administration

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Warfare and Defence.

(DEA)

The US government agency that aims to control the problems associated with drug dependency and addiction. The name of the agency implies a coercive and punitive approach, and...

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failed state

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A nation or comparable administrative jurisdiction in which essential infrastructure, including health services, law enforcement, and other necessities for collective and personal health...

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Warfare and Defence.

(FEMA)

The US government agency, now part of the Department of Homeland Security, that organizes and administers plans to cope with natural and manmade disasters involving loss of...

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hotline

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Warfare and Defence.

A telephone number that is accessible for emergencies or for standard information, e.g., about specific health problems, such as sexually transmitted diseases, suicidal thoughts, unwanted...

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mass casualty

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Warfare and Defence.

A term to describe the large numbers of dead and injured victims of a natural or manmade disaster. Situations involving mass casualties call for special methods and procedures, including...

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McKendrick, Anderson Gray

Warren M. Hirsch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Epidemiology; Pathology. 1487 words.

McKendrick, Anderson Gray (1876–1943), mathematician, epidemiologist, and army officer, was born on 8 September 1876 at 1 Chester Street, Edinburgh, youngest of the five children of John...

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outbreak

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Warfare and Defence.

A small localized cluster of cases of a condition, usually an infectious disease. The word is sometimes a euphemism used to downplay the seriousness of an epidemic.

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Physicians for Social Responsibility

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

(PSR)

An international organization of physicians, formerly International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Whereas...

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standard operating procedure

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A method of undertaking a procedure that outlines the preferred and safest method of undertaking it, based on a risk assessment, current clinical evidence, and established clinical practice.

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