the branch of medical science that deals with prevention of disease.
a medication or other agent used for prophylaxis.
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How to use preventive medicine in a sentence
We don't have much in the way of preventive medicine in the US, at least compared to Europe and Canada.An Article That Made Me Sad, and a Little Response to Readers | Michael Tomasky | June 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It can be a very subtle clinical presentation,” says William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University.Necrotizing Fasciitis: How ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ Strike | Casey Schwartz | May 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
preventive medicine is in this sense truly State Medicine, and means protection of the people from their own ignorance.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment | Ellen H. Richards
The solution of these problems will come from applying the sciences of hygiene, preventive medicine, and sanitation.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
The subject of preventive medicine is one that is attracting world-wide attention to-day.Insects and Diseases | Rennie W. Doane
To teach us to avoid such losses is the legitimate field of preventive medicine.The Third Great Plague | John H. Stokes
In all cases of scarlatina or measles occurring in one member of a family, I put the rest upon preventive medicine.
Cultural definitions for preventive medicine
A branch of medicine that promotes activities to prevent the occurrence of disease.
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