This section contains terminology related to medicine as it is practiced outside of the USA, in particular in the UK*, where I worked for a few years. Whilst UK and US practice differs substantially in management of health (read, National Health Service) and social care, both countries are on the same page regarding ethical “do’s” and “don’t’s” in an ordered society.
*The next beta to be released from the Modern Medical Dictionary database will be A Lexicon of British Medicine.
Also included under Global Medicine are terms related to Tropical medicine, macro- and microparasites, diseases confined to the tropics and ethonomedicine.
Those accustomed to advanced democracies often find aspects practices in developing countries particularly disturbing, especially vis-à-vis fundamental human rights that we take for granted, especially for those born in a G7. Vocabulary of terrorism*, where relevant to medicine, is also included in this section.
*If you don’t think this belongs in a medical dictionary, ask the ER staff in hospitals across Europe that have taken in victims of terrorist attacks in Nice, Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, and London