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hospitals, military

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

Military hospitals, like their civilian counterparts, are institutions comprising organized medical and nursing staff. They provide a range of services,

Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid  

On 31 July 1965, at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid Bill into law. The site was chosen to honor former ...
mental illness

mental illness  

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A disputed concept (see, for example, the entries elsewhere in this dictionary on Laing and anti-psychiatry) founded on the everyday contrast between mind and body which, when applied to illness, ...
poor relief

poor relief  

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An inclusive definition of poor relief should encompass all forms of aid, charity, and public assistance to the poor. In reality, the dominant role of central governments in the relief ...

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