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hunger strike

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

A form of nonviolent protest against conditions, used for instance by political prisoners who refuse to eat in order to publicize the cause they believe in, using what they may perceive to...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — European History.

n. 1. the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. 2. the science or practice of nonsurgical methods of treating disease. 3. any...

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outdoor relief

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

An obsolete term that was applied to the aspects of welfare assistance outside an almshouse, orphanage, or similar institute for the care of the destitute. Outdoor relief consisted of hot...

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