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Concepts to be remembered

  1. Social medicine: Study of man as a social being in his environment i.e effect of social factors on health
  2. State medicine: Provision of free medical services to the people at govt. expense
  3. Socialized medicine: Provision of medical services & professional education by the state as in state medicine, but the programmme is being regulated by a professional body for good clinical practice.
  4. History

a.   Theory of contagion

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Fracastorius

b.   Tridosha theory of disease

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Ayurveda

c.   Germ theory of disease

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Louis Pasteur

d.   Spontaneous generation theory

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Aristotle

e.   Multifactorial disease causation

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Pattenkofer

f.    Father of Indian surgery

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Sushruta

g.   Father of surgery

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Ambroise Pare

h.   Father of Medicine

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Hippocrates

i.    Father of Public Health

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Cholera

j.    Father of Epidemiology

:

John snow

  1. Concept of Disability:
    Disease→ Impairment→ Disability→  Handicap→
    1. Impairment: Loss or abnormality of structure or function e.g loss of foot, defective vision.
    2. Disability: Inability to carry out a function considered normal for the age, sex, or level of training e.g unable to walk.
    3. Handicap: The disadvantages in life experienced by the person as a result of his disability or inability to fulfill the social roles e.g unemployed.
  2. Interval
    1. Serial interval: time interval between the onset of primary & secondary case.
    2. Incubation period: time interval between the receipt of infection and appearance of first signs & symptoms.
    3. Generation time: Receipt of infection & development of maximum infectivity.
    4. Communicable period: Till the time infection can be directly or indirectly transmitted to the others.




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