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Descriptor English: Western World
Descriptor Spanish: Mundo Occidental
Descriptor Portuguese: Ocidente
Descriptor French: Monde occidental
Tree number(s): I01.076.201.450.226.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019366
Scope note: A historical and cultural entity dispersed across the wide geographical area of Europe, as opposed to the East, Asia, and Africa. The term was used by scholars through the late medieval period. Thereafter, with the impact of colonialism and the transmission of cultures, Western World was sometimes expanded to include the Americas. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Annotation: note category; refers usually to Europe & the Americas; IM; specify Category Z continent or country if relevant
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33184
Unique ID: D019366
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Western World - Preferred
Concept UI M0028821
Scope note A historical and cultural entity dispersed across the wide geographical area of Europe, as opposed to the East, Asia, and Africa. The term was used by scholars through the late medieval period. Thereafter, with the impact of colonialism and the transmission of cultures, Western World was sometimes expanded to include the Americas. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
Preferred term Western World



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