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public health

health services to improve and protect community health, especially sanitation, immunization, and preventive medicine.
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public-health, adjective Unabridged
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  • In fact, Stark, the public-health surgeon at Puerto del Norte, let fall a hint that makes me think he's on his way now.

    The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • In Australia at all events the inducements to enter the public-health service as a profession are not very great.

  • This substance was examined in the public-health laboratories of Rome.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
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public health pub·lic health (pŭb'lĭk)
Abbr. PH, P.H.
The science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, as by preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.

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