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The term “Dysmorphology” has been coined by Dr. David W. Smith in the 1960's to generally define the study of human congenital malformations, particularly those affecting the “morphology” (anatomy) of the individual. A few years later, Dr. Jon Aase, a former Dr Smith’s student, elaborated ...
Issues of public involvement and governance have assumed a great relevance within western democracies. In recent years social impulses for more participation initiative from civil society have increased. This debate, which has been very intense among social scientists since the 1980s, is actively pr ...
According to the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, Brazil has designed a universal health care system. Despite the progresses achieved in the last 15 years, it still can't face up to the problem of social and regional health inequalities which are expressed in terms of resource distribution, access ...
The need to go beyond medicine and public health to promote improved nutrition, housing, health, economic, occupational, recreational and other conditions is established in the WHO constitution and is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.12 In 1975, WHO and UNICEF, in a joint docum ...
In a seminal article published in 1994, the authors wondered whether the health care systems of Southern Europe could be grouped under the label of a ‘Mediterranean paradigm’: they answered positively by arguing that the health care systems of Italy, Greece and Spain had a series of features i ...
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