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Descriptor English: Natural History
Descriptor Spanish: Historia Natural
Descriptor Portuguese: História Natural
Descriptor French: Histoire naturelle
Entry term(s): History, Natural
Tree number(s): H01.158.273.602
H01.770.552
K01.400.703
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019021
Scope note: A former branch of knowledge embracing the study, description, and classification of natural objects (as animals, plants, and minerals) and thus including the modern sciences of zoology, botany, and mineralogy insofar as they existed at that time. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries it was much used for the generalized pursuit of certain areas of science. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Annotation: restrict to the hist science: not for the "natural history" or natural course or develop of a dis; DF: NATURAL HIST
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Biology (1966-1995)
Science (1976-1984)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
Entry Version: NATURAL HIST
DeCS ID: 32668
Unique ID: D019021
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/05/26
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Natural History - Preferred
Concept UI M0028400
Scope note A former branch of knowledge embracing the study, description, and classification of natural objects (as animals, plants, and minerals) and thus including the modern sciences of zoology, botany, and mineralogy insofar as they existed at that time. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries it was much used for the generalized pursuit of certain areas of science. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Preferred term Natural History
Entry term(s) History, Natural



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