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Syn: history of medicine. The meeting place of the scholarly pursuits of Clio, the muse of history, and Hygieia, goddess of health, this is the study of history as it has been influenced by disease, epidemics, famines, and the scientific, social, political, and cultural history of medicine, nursing, other health professions, and the history of public health. It also includes information about the discoverers of new knowledge in the medical sciences, such as when and where they lived and worked and how they made their discoveries.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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